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California budget plan aids teachers, those in US illegally

Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposal increases spending by about $5 billion, but also boosts state reserves for any economic downturn.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — 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 $222 billion budget he proposed Friday. The state also would get $107 billion in federal funds.

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. 

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