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Kern's B3K economic collaboration gets a nod — and maybe more — from Newsom's budget revision

Governor Newsom at CSUB07

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a press conference held at the mass vaccination site on the campus of Cal State Bakersfield on April 2.

Kern got a special mention in Gov. Gavin Newsom's May budget update last week, and if things go well, it might get substantially more than that.

In an apparent preview of the governor's plan for cushioning the blow his climate plans would deal the county's oil and gas industry, the Newsom administration said Friday it had set aside $750 million in federal money to support regional and local economic diversification projects.