SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Assembly Democrats say they want to use the windfall from a growing economy to expand a tax credit for the working poor and extend health coverage to immigrants living in the country illegally.
Assembly Budget Chair Phil Ting proposed $4.3 billion in new spending Wednesday, kicking off six months of wrangling over the next state budget. The San Francisco Democrat also proposes devoting $3.2 billion more than required to reserves, including the state’s Rainy Day Fund.READ MORE: Cold Weather Alert Extended For Antelope Valley Through Monday
The nonpartisan legislative analyst projects a big boost in revenue during the fiscal year that begins July 1.READ MORE: Granada Hills Junk House: 'Hoarders' TV Show, City, LAPD Get Involved As Junk Remains Piled In Yard Of Granada Hills Home
But Gov. Jerry Brown is often more conservative in his own revenue forecast. He’ll release his own budget proposal next month.MORE NEWS: Movement Started To Stop Hate Crimes Towards Asians As LA Sees 114% Increase
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