California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Wants Broad Authority, Little Oversight In Distribution Of COVID Funds, Say Officials

May 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO- Top-ranking state lawmaker Sen. Holly Mitchell — a Democrat who represents Culver City, Ladera Heights, Westmont, Crenshaw, Downtown and Florence — argued on Monday that Gavin Newsom’s revised budget proposal would give the governor broad latitude over coronavirus-related spending decisions.

Newsom unveiled an updated budget proposal last week that adjusts for the impacts of the coronavirus and would expand the state’s COVID-19 emergency fund by $2.9 billion dollars.


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