California Healthline: Despite Pandemic, Newsom Declines to Boost Local Public Health Budgets — Again

“We can do more,” said state Sen. Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles), who is calling for a “long-overdue reckoning.”

“An ongoing $200 million investment will not only help heal and restore a public health system left shaken from the devastating covid-19 pandemic but is essential in preparing for the cries that are already here, like the sexually transmitted infections epidemic and the ones to come,” she said.

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