SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Millions of low-income Californians would receive $600 checks under a $9.6 billion coronavirus aid package proposed by lawmakers.
Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders announced Wednesday that they've agreed on a plan that would cut checks to about 5.7 million people who earn less than $30,000 per year, as well as some immigrants who were excluded from federal COVID-19 relief payments during the Trump administration.
The package also provides a new round of small business grants and more housing assistance for farmworkers infected by the virus.
The Legislature hopes to vote on the plan as early as next Monday.