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What to know about Newsom’s budget blueprint • Long Beach Post News

What to know about Newsom’s budget blueprint • Long Beach Post News

“This proposal will be considered in light of the challenges today, and we will back in light of the challenges that present themselves tomorrow,” Newsom said.Potentially fulfilling a nearly decade-long push by activists, Newsom said he is ready to expand access to Medi-Cal, the state’s health insurance program for the poor, to all California residents regardless of immigration status.Newsom said his administration currently estimates the budget will be about $2.“What’s happening on the streets and sidewalks in our state is unacceptable,” said Newsom, who hinted that he would also pursue legislation this year to strengthen a law that allows officials to force people into treatment if they cannot care for themselves.

While these conservatorships are a controversial approach among advocates, Newsom said they can be necessary in cases of severe mental health or substance abuse problems.4 billion budget proposal, 9% bigger than last year’s record state spending plan.

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