Newsom to scale back struggling high-speed rail, twin tunnels projects – Los Angeles Times

Newsom quickly showed he was not shy about spending that money. His $209-billion budget proposal, released in January, includes $1.8 billion to boost California’s enrollment in early education and child care programs, $500 million to help local governments build shelters and add services to help the homeless, a $1-billion “working families tax credit,” and $1.3 billion for a new effort to build more homes and apartment units in a state starved for affordable housing.