Top California Democrats push Newsom to spend more on health, citing rosy tax projections

June 2, 2021

Top Democratic lawmakers announced Tuesday they want to rely on high tax revenue estimates to spend more on public health, undocumented immigrant health care, early learning and child care than Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed.

The plan budget committee chairs Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, unveiled aligns in many ways with the governor’s $268 billion spendng proposal.

But lawmakers and Newsom will need to haggle over some key differences between the two plans ahead of a June 15 deadline.

 

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