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.

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The nonpartisan legislative analyst projects a big boost in revenue during the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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But Gov. Jerry Brown is often more conservative in his own revenue forecast. He’ll release his own budget proposal next month.

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