Governor Newsom Proposes Record-Breaking $220 Billion Budget

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Governor Newsom presents state budget, January 10th 2020 (Scott Shafer/KQED)

Governor Newsom's $222-billion California budget proposal includes an $80.5-million coverage expansion of Medi-Cal and the creation of a state-owned generic drug label. It also directs more than $1.4 billion to shelter and healthcare for the state's homeless population. We'll talk about the governor's budgetary priorities.


Scott Shafer, senior editor for KQED’s California Politics and Government desk

April Dembosky, health correspondent, KQED News

Vanessa Rancaño, education reporter, KQED News

Erin Baldassari, affordable housing reporter, KQED News