SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers are preparing to pass a budget while still negotiating with Gov. Gavin Newsom.
State law requires the legislature to pass a budget by midnight on Monday or they lose their pay. But legislative leaders have yet to reach an agreement with Newsom on how to close a deficit he's pegged at $54.3 billion because of the coronavirus-induced economic downturn.
The two sides disagree on how much money to send to local governments and public school districts.
Newsom has also requested $2.9 billion to address the pandemic this fall and control over more than $9 billion from Congress for coronavirus relief.
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