California governor targets homeless crisis in budget, order

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DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — California's governor said Wednesday that he is seeking $750 million in part to help pay rent for people facing homelessness in the most populous state's latest attempt to fight what he called a national crisis. Gov. Gavin Newsom planned to sign an executive order Wednesday creating the fund, two days before he presents his second annual budget proposal to the state Legislature. The state's worsening affordable housing and homelessness problem has prompted anger and outrage from citizens and repeated criticism from President Donald Trump aimed at Newsom and other Democratic leaders. The governor also directed the state to provide 100 travel trailers and modular tent structures to cities and counties that meet certain criteria. The tra
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