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California Gov. Newsom: Federal Government Has Responsibility To Help States Recover

California led the nation in issuing a statewide stay-at-home order. But there's been an economic cost for going first — in the form of a $54 billion budget shortfall and unemployment projected to be as high as 25% this quarter.

"Those are Depression-era numbers and they're numbers that you'll see across this country," Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom tells . "By some estimates ... this has been the biggest shock we've seen in living memory."

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