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New legislation aims to help foster kids

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Some of California's most vulnerable children are missing out on funds to help with their education, children in foster care. 

Around a third of foster kids don't receive assistance from California's Foster Youth Services program because they live with relatives. 

But a new bill hopes to level the education playing field for all foster youth across the state.

Assembly Member Shirley Weber introduced the legislation. She represents California's 79th district which includes San Diego.