SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a $213.5 billion state government spending plan that boosts spending on homelessness, wildfire prevention and K-12 education.
His proposal announced Thursday is up $4.5 billion from his first budget plan released in January.
It includes a $21.5 billion surplus that is unchanged from January but remains the largest surplus in at least 20 years.
He now hands the proposal to state lawmakers, who must pass a budget by June 15 or lose pay.
The Democratic governor’s proposal puts $15 billion toward state reserves and paying down debt, up $1.4 billion from January.
Newsom has added about $150 million in grants to local governments to deal with homelessness, calling the problem “a stain on the state.”
He’s added $40 million to deal with wildfires and natural disasters.
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