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California governor agrees to nix cuts for seniors, others

Virus Outbreak-California Budget
Posted at 2:41 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 17:41:42-04

(AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has agreed not to cut funding for child care programs and health insurance for low-income older adults to cover the state's budget deficit.

The news was confirmed Monday by a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss budget negotiations publicly.

The news comes as lawmakers are scheduled to approve a state spending plan on Monday that rejects most of Newsom's proposed cuts.

Lawmakers must pass a budget by midnight Monday or else they don't get paid. But the budget they pass likely won't become law as they are still negotiating with the Newsom administration.