GOLDEN STATE STIMULUS CHECK

What has Gavin Newsom said about the second $600 Golden state stimulus in California?

Governor of Gavin Newsom has been quiet on his thoughts that a majority of Californians will be receiving a $600 stimulus payment.

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What has Gavin Newsom said about the second $600 Golden state stimulus in California?
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On Monday 28 June, both chambers of the California legislature approved a measure that would allocate funding to send a $600 stimulus check to two-thirds of California residents. What has Governor Gavin Newsom, who is facing a recall election said? Nothing. No word from his office or statements on social media.

After leading the state through one of the toughest years in modern history, the governor is facing a Republican-led recall. Two of the main reasons the organizers calling for his removal are “government overreach” and more general disapproval of his leadership. Some of their biggest complaints include the phasing out of non-electric cars by 2035 and often the handling of fire prevention, including turning off power in certain areas.

Currently, a petition to trigger a recall vote has been submitted for review. If those who did sign the petition would like to rescind their signature, they can contact the state to have their name removed.

In light of the possible recall election, top Democrats have advised the annual budget proposal, Newsom called the California Comeback Plan, should be broken into smaller pieces of legislation. Following the sending of another Golden State stimulus check, was a bill helping renters and small landlords pay back rent missed during the pandemic. This bill, as well as the direct payments, were a part of the Comeback Plan.

The governor is set to sign the next year’s annual budget tomorrow 1 July, and at that point, he is expected to sign the bill. Once the bill has been signed, the state will release information on the planned distribution of the payments.

Who is eligible?

All those who make under $75,000 a year and did not receive the check are eligible. The first set of payments were sent to those in the state making less than $30,000. Undocumented families and those within the care of dependents are allowed to claim one additional payment worth $500, bringing the possible total available $1,100.