Gov. Newsom proposes sending rebates of up to $1,100 per California household
SACRAMENTO (KUSI) – Governor Gavin Newsom today previewed his $100 billion California Comeback Plan – the biggest economic recovery package in California’s history – including nearly $12 billion in direct cash payments to some Californians and illegal immigrants living in the state.
Newsom’s proposal includes a huge expansion of the Golden State Stimulus, which will provide more direct payments to middle-class families that make up to $75,000.
Newsom says under the plan, two-thirds of Californians will benefit from $600 direct payments. Plus, qualified families with dependents, including families illegally living in California, will also be eligible for an additional $500 payment. Newsom’s plan triples the state’s previous investment, as this one reaches more people and provides larger benefits.
“California’s recovery is well underway, but we can’t be satisfied with simply going back to the way things were,” said Governor Newsom. “We are tripling the Golden State Stimulus to get money in the hands of more middle-class Californians who have been hit hard by this pandemic. Two in three Californians will receive a check from the state and more than $5 billion in aid will be made available to those who need help paying their rent or utility bills.”
But, these benefits are also negatively impacting the state’s economy. Many restaurants and business attempting to reopen after months of shutdowns are having a very hard time finding people willing to come back to work.
People are getting paid more by our government to stay home, and businesses simply can’t find the staff to reopen their once normal operations.
Under Gavin Newsom’s California Comeback Plan, the state would also offer the largest renter assistance package of any state in America, with billions of dollars to help low-income Californians pay back 100% of their back-rent, their rent for the months to come and overdue water and utility bills.
Newsom did not reveal details on how all this will be paid for, but is expected to highlight key initiatives of the plan this week.
Newsom’s extreme spending plans come as California saw population decline, resulting in a lost Congressional seat, for the first time in history.
California’s high price of living, high-taxes, and anti-business legislation continues to cause people to flee the state, for more low-tax states like Florida and Texas, among others.
Governor Newsom is also expected to face a recall election later this year.