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California Attorney General Wants More Money To Fight Trump

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

(AP) - California's attorney general says he needs more money if he is going to continue fighting President Donald Trump's proposals.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra told a Senate budget subcommittee Thursday that his current budget was passed before Trump became president last year.

He's also upset that the budget proposed in January by Becerra's fellow Democrat, Gov. Jerry Brown, cuts his discretionary money by $6 million, or nearly 3 percent.

Becerra says he's had to juggle his budget to combat Trump's proposals on immigration, the environment, women's rights and other issues.

He did not say how much more money he needs.

Brown will release his revised budget proposal next week. Lawmakers then have a month to pass the spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

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