LA Daily News: Gov. Newsom, LA County officials gather to trumpet $262 billion state budget

Local politicians, including Rep. Jimmy Gomez,  D-Los Angeles, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. City Councilman Kevin de León, attended the event alongside an array of labor leaders. The event took place in a gymnasium run by the Barrio Action Youth and Family Center, an organization that serves at-risk youth, young adults and their families. According to Newsom, every attendee would benefit from the budget in some way.
The spending plan is fueled in part by the $75.7 billion surplus the state amassed over the past year as well as $26 billion dollars in federal funds. At the event, Newsom noted that another $4 billion dollars of cash had been collected by the state in the past few weeks.

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