Despite speculation about bold moves -- in a far left direction, even for this blue state -- Gov.
Here's a few things to know about
The state expects an estimated 90,000 young adults could gain coverage when the benefit begins next year. Already, 76,000 have registered for a limited version of
It's worth noting the state also affirmed its commitment to restoring optional
Starting next year,
The state individual mandate aims to replace the federal one that
Money raised from the penalties, about
Newsom and lawmakers hope to expand assistance to 190,000 middle-income Californians making between
As required by law, the lion's share of the budget goes to public schools, with nearly
The budget includes
After-school programs will get a
In emphasizing early education, Newsom and lawmakers agreed to expand day care and preschool slots by the thousands while investing in training for child care providers.
Newsom and legislators delivered on a
Other big winners include students with children, who will be eligible to receive grants of up to
Backers of the state's controversial new online community college fended off an effort to slash the college's funding, clearing the way to enroll its first class this fall. And CSU will get
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