Californians who don’t file taxes—because they don’t earn enough to owe any—won’t receive the new round of state payments. That includes some seniors and disabled people, as well as some of the lowest-income adults.
Newsom signed the $307.9 billion budget that pledges to make all low-income adults eligible for the state’s Medicaid program by 2024 regardless of their immigration status.
Democrats who control California’s government chose to send cash to taxpayers instead of suspending the gas tax as Republicans wanted.
The spending plan includes expanded health care for immigrants and low-income residents, giving taxpayers an inflation refund, and helping more women access abortion care.
Beating a Wednesday deadline, Democratic legislators pushed through a plan to spend the record California budget surplus, but key negotiations remain with Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The surplus alone is much bigger than nearly every other state’s annual budget.
$4.3 million in funding was secured in the state’s budget for a recently proposed walking path along the San Gabriel River that could run from Carson Street south to Atherton Street.
The $262.6 billion proposal now on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk would restore spending cuts to public schools, colleges and universities, the courts, child support services and state worker salaries
As of January, the state’s tax collections were $10.5 billion ahead of projections. It’s so much money that, for just the second time ever, the state is projected to trigger a state law requiring the government to send refunds to taxpayers.
Unless California gets billions in federal money, state workers will lose about 10% of their paychecks and the two university systems will lose a combined $602 million.