Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a blizzard of new spending in his first budget, calling for increased expenditures on education, homelessness and poverty, as well as programs to bolster California’s long-term fiscal health.
His $209 billion proposal, which now goes to the Legislature, left little doubt that California, already one of the more liberal states in the nation, was taking a turn to the left, and moving beyond the fiscal restraint of his predecessor, Jerry Brown. Mr. Newsom’s new spending plans take advantage of a growing surplus he projects for the state.
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