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California poised to fund high-speed rail and public pre-schools in new budget

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – California will spend $250 million on a controversial high-speed rail project, fund preschool for low-income children and pay down debts under a budget deal that is likely to be approved this weekend, lawmakers said on Friday. The $156.4 billion proposal, approved by a…

Watch live: Lawmakers announce bipartisan gun violence legislation

Lawmakers hold a press conference to announce the introduction of the first bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives during this Congress that will make gun trafficking a federal crime. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Feb. 5. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the…