Millions of individuals in one state will receive Stimulus Checks up to $1,050 to help with the high cost of gas and other bills.
The payments to Californians will be issued after legislative leaders and Governor Gavin Newsom reach a framework agreement on the state budget for 2022–2023, the governor’s office announced on Sunday.
The plan calls for returning money to taxpayers from California’s historic $97 billion budget excess.
23 million Californians will receive payments totaling up to $1,050 as part of a $17 billion “inflation relief” scheme, according to a news release from Newsom’s office. According to the agreement, those who have dependents and have lower earnings will receive bigger direct payments.
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Couples with yearly incomes under $150,000 will receive $350 in benefits, while individuals with annual incomes under $75,000 will receive an additional $350 if they have at least one dependant.
A married couple with one child and an annual income of less than $150,000 would so receive $1,050. Couples and people with yearly incomes under $125,000 would each receive $250, plus an additional $250 Stimulus Checks for dependents. Under-$500,000 couples and individuals would receive $200 each, plus an additional $200 for dependents.
The package includes a delay in the state’s diesel sales tax as well as more money to help Californians pay their rent and utility bills. The Supreme Court also gave $200 million to reproductive health care services in the wake of its unexpected decision on Friday, which overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that had established a legal right to abortion.
Before lawmakers rejected his proposal, Newsom proposed giving $400 Stimulus Checks to registered automobile owners as a way to combat rising gas prices.