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Newsom unveils a $209 billion budget to boost schools and health care in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a $209 billion budget on Thursday that boosts funding for public schools and health care programs and includes significant one-time spending to combat the state's homelessness epidemic and prepare for future natural disasters.

"I know it's rote and cliche to say it's a reflection of our values, but it is a reflection of our values," Newsom said at a news conference in Sacramento. "It is demonstrable that these dollars attach to real people and real people's lives."

The governor promised to balance his ambitious campaign platform with the need to protect California's finances

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