Berenice Solis volunteers as a tax preparer to help low wage earners in Kern County claim tax credits. Photo by Susana Espinoza, via Berenice Solis.

In summary

State budget provides learning curve for Newsom. Earned Income Tax Credit more than doubles. Canada, California join in climate fight.

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