Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced new stimulus checks for California residents.
He said anyone earning under $75,000 would receive a check of at least $600.
Newsom added that two-thirds of Californians would benefit from the stimulus package.
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California said the state would be sending stimulus checks to two-thirds of its residents in an expansion of its plan to support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Newsom said on Monday that those who qualify would receive a one-time stimulus payment of $600 or $1,200 and families with kids would receive another $500.
The "Golden State Stimulus" plan was announced earlier this year, but Newsom said on Monday that he would be expanding it.
The stimulus payments will now include middle-income residents.
"We're announcing a $12 billion tax rebate to the people of the state of California earning up to $75,000," Newsom said at a press conference on Monday.
"Let me put that into perspective. That tax rebate will impact just shy of 80% of all tax filers, will get a direct stimulus check, will get a direct relief payment because of this announcement," he added. "Two-thirds of all Californians will benefit from this stimulus. That's roughly $12 billion."
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