Newsom Unveils $222.2 Billion Dollar State Budget

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) — California Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal announced Friday for the next fiscal year includes health care for 27,000 older low-income immigrants who are in the country illegally. The immigrants would have to be Medicaid-eligible to get the money under his proposed budget that has a $5.6 billion surplus and includes $21 billion in reserves for an inevitable economic downturn. California last year became the first state to offer full health benefits to low-income adults 25 and younger living in the country illegally. Newsom’s proposal continues to California at odds with the federal government’s immigration policies.