SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate has passed a $214.8 billion budget. That sends it next to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.
The budget includes money to give taxpayer-funded health insurance to some low-income adults living in the country illegally. It authorizes $2.4 billion in spending to address the state’s housing and homelessness crisis. And it bolsters the state’s top firefighting agency following the most devastating wildfire season in state history.READ MORE: UPDATE: Fremont Sexual Assault Suspect Now Charged in 3rd Case; Additional Victims Sought
Democratic Senate leader Toni Atkins calls it the best state budget in 20 years. She says it’s a “luxury” for lawmakers to be flush enough with cash to spend and save more.READ MORE: A Surprise Hit, Filipino-Theme Home Movie Filmed in Daly City Spawns Sequel
Newsom has 12 days to review the bill and is likely to sign it.
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