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What’s In – And Not In – California’s New $214.8-Billion Budget




Gov. Gavin Newsom at a state budget presentation earlier this year
Gov. Gavin Newsom at a state budget presentation earlier this year
Rich Pedroncelli

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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.

Newsom has 12 days to review the bill and is likely to sign it.

With files from the Associated Press.

Guests:

Judy Lin, staff reporter for CALmatters, covering the economy, finance, and budget

H.D. Palmer, spokesman for the California Department of Finance