Gov. Newsom Asks for $2.7 Billion to Battle Pandemic

With new coronavirus cases surging across the state, California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Saturday proposed spending another $2.7 billion to expand testing and boost hospital staffing, while calling for a new law to give workers more paid time off if they get sick. California had more than 10,100 people hospitalized with the coronavirus on Friday, or about half of…