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Western state leaders request $1 trillion from federal government

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KION and CBS SF) Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that California and other western states are joining to request a $1 trillion lifeline from the federal government.

The money would help fund first responders, health care needs and educational systems.

Newsom- along with the governors of Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Colorado and state legislative leaders- signed a letter asking congressional leaders for the emergency funding.

“These are challenging times and they require a collaborative spirit. They require a level of cooperation that led to a conversation with our western governors and our western pact. We decided it would be best if we go together and advance our needs and put to light — and put into writing — our hope and expectation of support from the federal government,” Newsom said.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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