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California Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured in January, must sign off on the latest state budget by June 15. The new $213 billion plan includes an expansion of the state's Medicaid program for low-income adults under the age of 26, regardless of immigration status. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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A box of food prepared at a food bank distribution in Petaluma, Calif. The state ranks near the bottom in enrolling people for food assistance. To change that, it's taking lessons from its robust Medi-Cal health insurance program, which targets much the same population. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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