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January 11, 2022
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California would be the first state to provide health coverage to all immigrants in the country illegally under the budget Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed Monday.
It's part of his effort to address what he termed five of the state's biggest challenges in a $286.4 billion budget that builds on a surplus projected by the Legislative Analyst to be at least $31 billion. Newsom's budget proposal uses a much bigger surplus estimate because his administration uses a different definition of what counts as a surplus.
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