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Budget Plan Goes to Newsom With Cash Aid For Most Californians

June 30, 2022, 8:07 AM

Lawmakers sent a $234.4 billion budget plan to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk late Wednesday that spends $9.5 billion of the state’s record surplus to give direct cash payments to 17.5 million Californians.

The Assembly and Senate approved the 29-bill package in time for the July 1 start of the new fiscal year. The Democratic governor is expected to sign the bills.

Payments of $200 to $350 per person, with a maximum of $1,050 per family, will reach Californians in October to offset increasing gas prices and overall inflation, legislative leaders said. The tiered payments depend on taxpayer income, ...