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    January 11, 2019
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    By: Sammy CaiolaBen Adler and Chris Nichols

    California’s booming economy and fiscal health have offered Gov. Gavin Newsom a rare opportunity: to propose a state budget with something for nearly everyone.

    Newsom on Thursday proposed a $144 billion general fund spending plan in his first budget, a 4 percent increase.

    It follows former Gov. Jerry Brown’s pattern of socking away billions of dollars in reserves while making  large investments in early childhood development, K-12 and higher education, health care and emergency readiness.

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