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Gov. Newsom proposes $600 payment for low-income Californians

Posted at 11:55 AM, Jan 06, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Millions of low-income Californians would get a $600 payment from the state under a budget proposal by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The proposed payment announced Wednesday would go to people with annual incomes of less than $30,000. The pool of eligible people includes some immigrants living in the country illegally who file taxes with the state.

Roughly 4 million people would be eligible for the payment, for a total state cost of $2.4 billion.

Newsom is also asking the Legislature to extend a moratorium on evictions. He's asking lawmakers to approve the proposal quickly so people can be paid starting in February.