New budget proposal tackles homelessness in California

Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised state budget that includes a proposed $21.5 billion surplus during a news conference Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a $213.5 billion state government spending plan that boosts spending on homelessness, wildfire prevention and K-12 education. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Calling it “a stain on the state of California,” Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday vowed to use part of a historic budget surplus to tackle homelessness in the nation’s most prosperous state.