California governor, lawmakers wrangle over budget details

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom broadly agree on a proposed $213 billion state budget that would spend more on immigrants and the poor by expanding tax credits, health care and child care.

But they’re still debating how far those program expansions should go and how best to pay for them.

They’re now in the final days of negotiations ahead of a June 15 deadline for lawmakers to approve the budget or stop getting paid.

California law requires legislation to be in print for 72 hours before lawmakers take a vote, which means any deal would have to be struck by Wednesday.

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