Under California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed economic recovery plan, Monday, $600 checks would be distributed to Californians earning $75,000 or under.
The payments would be part of Newsom’s $100 billion “California Comeback Plan,” and what the governor’s office is calling the “biggest economic package in California history.”
“California’s recovery is well underway, but we can’t be satisfied with simply going back to the way things were,” Newsom said Monday. “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.”
Expanding the payments to middle class families, the new round of stimulus checks would potentially cover two out of every three Californians, as $600 checks were already being distributed to lower income residents under the Golden State Stimulus.
Undocumented families and some families with dependents would also qualify for an additional $500 stimulus check.
The California Comeback Plan would also aim to distribute $5 billion in renter’s and utility assistance to cover 100% of back-pay in the coming months.
The plan will be formally introduced to California lawmakers Friday with a June 15 deadline on a final state budget looming.