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[REGIONAL NEWS] Undocumented immigrants to get health care in Gavin Newsom’s California budget deal

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Governor Gavin Newsom releases his revised 2019-20 state budget proposal in a news conference at the State Capitol. /The California Channel

By Sophia Bollag and Adam Ashton | The Sacramento Bee

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget won’t look exactly like he wanted, but a deal lawmakers released late Sunday largely fulfills the objectives he set six months ago when he first outlined his spending plan.

Lawmakers want to use an “extraordinary” state budget surplus to expand health care options for undocumented people while stockpiling billions of dollars in reserves in anticipation of an economic downturn, according to documents the Legislature’s Budget Conference Committee released.

The agreement marks the end of months of negotiations between Newsom and the Legislature. 

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