California lawmakers OK budget; most taxpayers to get refund

California lawmakers on Wednesday approved a nearly $308 billion spending plan that includes money to cover abortions for women who can't afford them and the health care costs for low-income adults living in the country illegally while sending cash payments to most taxpayers to help offset record-high gas prices. The operating budget now heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk, who could sign it by the end of the week before lawmakers leave town for their summer recess.

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