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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.

CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 252895

Reported Deaths: 6334
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1078263457
Riverside19450479
Orange16191363
San Diego15696387
San Bernardino13676269
Imperial7039114
Alameda6556140
Fresno585177
Kern513081
Santa Clara5077160
Tulare4627136
San Joaquin447455
Sacramento400469
San Francisco377650
Contra Costa356481
San Mateo3536108
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Marin271921
Kings260032
Stanislaus253144
Monterey191515
Solano147625
Sonoma135911
Merced127211
Placer82811
San Luis Obispo7012
Yolo61325
Madera5785
Santa Cruz4553
Napa3764
San Benito2652
Sutter2433
Lassen2420
El Dorado2260
Butte2063
Shasta1484
Humboldt1444
Nevada1291
Glenn1220
Yuba1061
Tehama881
Lake870
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Del Norte581
Calaveras530
Mono451
Tuolumne430
Inyo331
Amador310
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
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