California Incentive Proposal: Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing new $ 600 checks


The cash would add to the $ 600 federal incentive payment approved by Congress last month and will reach roughly 4 million California people, according to the governor’s office.

Unlike federal funds, undocumented immigrants would be eligible for California payments.

Newsom’s proposal is part of a broader economic aid plan that includes an extension of the state’s eviction moratorium, which expires on 31 January. If extended, tenants in financial difficulties due to a pandemic will be protected from eviction as long as at least 25% of their unpaid rent has been paid.

The Democratic governor’s plan also provides for the state’s $ 2.6 billion in federal stimulus money to be used to stabilize low-income tenants and small business owners.

Federal incentive payments are currently on their way to people’s bank accounts. The Democratic Party, which also controls the House and Senate after two Georgian elections this week, argues that $ 600 checks are not enough to help people struggling financially with the pandemic.

Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer of New York said Wednesday that one of the first bills he wants to pass as a senate majority leader provides $ 2,000 in incentive scrutiny, a proposal blocked by current Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican . Georgian Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, whose twin victories this week handed the Senate over to the Democrats, campaigned for the transfer of $ 2,000 in payments.