Governor Newsom Proposes Increasing General Fund Spending by 4 Percent

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Then California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom speaks during Day Three of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 27, 2016.  (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images))

Governor Newsom unveiled his first budget proposal on Thursday, which included increased expenditures in education, health care and wildfire safety. The $144 billion general fund budget--4 percent larger than the previous one--includes details on the Governor's plan to make prescription drugs more affordable and to expand state-funded health care to undocumented residents. We'll get the budget lowdown from KQED reporters Katie Orr and April Dembosky.

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April Dembosky, Health reporter, KQED's The California Report

Katie Orr, KQED Politics and Government Reporter