Gov. Newsom announces Golden State Stimulus $600 rapid cash support to low-income residents

Posted at 10:34 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 13:44:17-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KERO) — As millions of Californians struggle to make ends meet as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom announced two immediate action items in his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to help low-income Californians.

Millions of low-income Californians would get a $600 payment from the state under a budget proposal by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The proposed payment announced Wednesday would go to people with annual incomes of less than $30,000. The pool of eligible people includes some immigrants living in the country illegally who file taxes with the state.

Roughly 4 million people would be eligible for the payment, for a total state cost of $2.4 billion. Newsom is also asking the Legislature to extend a moratorium on evictions. He's asking lawmakers to approve the proposal quickly so people can be paid starting in February.