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Highlights from Governor Newsom’s revised budget presentation




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Governor Gavin Newsom is pulling the tarp off his revised 2019 budget proposal today and among the big ticket items we’re expected to hear about in the newest version of the $209 billion budget he unveiled at the beginning of the year will be measures to reduce the cost of living for parents and families.

On Tuesday, Newsom previewed a few of the proposals that he’ll include in his budget revision, like ending the sales tax on tampons and diapers and taking revenue from legal marijuana sales and using it to expand state-funded child care programs. The governor also enjoys a luxury many others in his shoes have not -- a general fund and rainy day fund comparatively chock full of cash.

To view the entire revised budget from Governor Newsom, click here.

Guests:

John Myers, Los Angeles Times Sacramento bureau chief; he tweets @johnmyers

David Wolfe, legislative director for The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association