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California budget plan aids teachers, those in US illegally

Posted at 7:00 AM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 10:00:08-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to provide $20,000 stipends for teachers at a high needs schools and extend health care to older low-income immigrants in the country illegally.
It's part of the $329 billion budget he proposed Friday.
The Democratic governor is seeking a continued progressive agenda. His proposal increases spending by about $5 billion, but also boosts state reserves for any economic downturn.
His teacher incentives alone would eat up $100 million. His immigration proposal would provide health care for 27,000 older low-income immigrants who are in the country illegally.