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California governor OKs budget closing $54.3 billion deficit

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the 2020 Budget Act.

Posted: Jun 29, 2020 8:22 PM
Updated: Jun 30, 2020 7:07 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a budget that closes an estimated $54.3 billion deficit.

The $202.1 billion spending plan temporarily raises taxes on businesses, pulls heavily from the state's primary savings account and cuts more than $11 billion from state programs.

But the budget mostly avoids permanent cuts to public education and health care programs, instead delaying payments to future years and borrowing from internal funds.

Newsom said the budget is responsible in the face of a pandemic. But Republican legislative leaders say the plan will only make it more difficult to balance budgets in the future.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3213222

Reported Deaths: 37543
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles107967215314
San Bernardino2660281678
Riverside2643632857
Orange2377082704
San Diego2286322375
Santa Clara985831264
Kern90564591
Fresno858081067
Sacramento841101185
Alameda70823896
Ventura66402525
San Joaquin59665835
Contra Costa55245489
Stanislaus49065796
Tulare43574542
Monterey37527259
San Mateo34294340
San Francisco30559293
Santa Barbara27149267
Solano27041115
Imperial25707510
Merced25575331
Sonoma25141251
Kings20138161
Placer17839188
San Luis Obispo16957158
Madera14000151
Santa Cruz13009135
Marin12024165
Yolo11210138
Shasta10054129
Butte9820136
El Dorado818462
Sutter806983
Napa800548
Lassen526916
San Benito522351
Yuba517630
Tehama446846
Tuolumne347740
Nevada335574
Mendocino329336
Amador306733
Lake272432
Humboldt262427
Glenn202622
Colusa18719
Calaveras170423
Siskiyou149913
Mono11454
Inyo105129
Del Norte8742
Plumas6135
Modoc3903
Mariposa3555
Trinity3065
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Alpine730
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