California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, right, listen to a recital of violins by young Salvadorans who belong to a music academy in Panchimalco, El Salvador, Monday, April 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

In summary

In El Salvador, Gavin Newsom sees immigration policy as a mission, while in Sacramento legislators propose bills to hike corporate taxes, curb charter schools and make health care more affordable

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