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Health Care: Child Care and Residency Requirements

health care: The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in California's Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for young people up to age 19, according to Metro News. It's part of 4.3 billion in new spending proposed by Assemblyman Phil Ting, a San Francisco Democrat who leads the budget committee. California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend 1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. Assembly Democrats also want to expand a tax credit for the working poor, boost preschool and child care, and increase college scholarships to reduce reliance on student loans. The proposal marks the Assembly's opening volley in six months of budget negotiations with the Senate and Democratic Gov. They also would commit 3.2 billion more than required to state budget reserves. ( As reported in the news.