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California Legislature OKs $1 billion for coronavirus

The California Legislature approved up to $1 billion in new spending on Monday to combat the coronavirus outbreak, then suspended their work for the next month to try and contain the illness.

Posted: Mar 17, 2020 8:30 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - - The California Legislature has suspended its work until April 13 amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The decision came just a few hours after lawmakers approved up to $1 billion in new spending to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

The vote was taken without some older lawmakers present who stayed home rather than risk spreading the disease.

The bill now goes to Gov. Gavin Newsom for his review.

It would allow Newsom to spend $500 million for any purpose related to the governor's declaration of emergency earlier this month. Newsom can increase that spending in $50 million increments if he notifies the Legislature.

But the spending can't exceed $1 billion. Lawmakers also approved a bill to make sure public schools that close because of the virus don't lose funding.

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California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1114524

Reported Deaths: 18726
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3645207438
San Bernardino845311129
Riverside806761400
San Diego71648968
Orange696941554
Kern38316445
Fresno35973471
Sacramento33133546
Santa Clara30676463
Alameda27485499
San Joaquin24649503
Contra Costa22412258
Stanislaus20370416
Tulare19752303
Ventura18040174
Imperial15053353
San Francisco14445158
Monterey13886113
San Mateo13203169
Sonoma11428155
Merced10986176
Santa Barbara10922133
Kings1003886
Solano934980
Marin7518128
Placer577867
Madera571480
San Luis Obispo561835
Yolo419975
Shasta409542
Santa Cruz389827
Butte366459
Napa275717
Sutter263813
El Dorado19304
San Benito174115
Yuba173210
Lassen14803
Tehama143523
Mendocino138522
Nevada10189
Lake83218
Glenn8296
Humboldt7309
Tuolumne7088
Colusa6426
Mono4993
Siskiyou4951
Amador45016
Calaveras43421
Inyo28316
Del Norte2731
Plumas1770
Trinity1130
Modoc1110
Mariposa1042
Alpine420
Sierra170
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