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California Lawmakers Approve New State Budget Plan That Does Not Close Barstow Veterans Home

ABC 7-

About 200 veterans who were in danger of being evicted from their home in Barstow have a reprieve for now.

State lawmakers on Monday approved a state budget plan that does not include Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to close the veterans home in Barstow.

The decision is not final, as Newsom still must approve the state’s 2020-21 budget – and he is not expected to sign the overall plan into law in its current form.

Lawmakers passed the budget plan on Monday to meet a constitutional deadline, and leaders are expected to continue negotiations with Newsom on the plan for the new fiscal year which begins July 1.

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Newsom’s Budget Cuts Include Closure Of Barstow Veterans Home, Around 200 Veterans Would Be Forced To Relocate

ABC 7- The Veterans Home of Barstow has fared well during the COVID-19 pandemic, with none of the residents nor the staff contracting the virus. But a devastating blow came last week, with a letter from the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs announcing the planned closure of the facility because of the massive budget shortfall…

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