Low-income Californians to receive $600 state stimulus, Newsom and legislative leaders announce

In recent weeks of public hearings and closed-door negotiations, a number of lawmakers and coalitions of immigrant advocates have pushed for two alternatives that would target Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $2.4 billion Golden State Stimulus proposal to send larger cash payments to California’s nearly one in 10 workers who are undocumented.

Under his record-breaking January budget proposal, Newsom proposed sending $600 tax refunds to the families of approximately 4 million workers with annual incomes below $30,000, including some undocumented workers. But some lawmakers argue that money would be better spent on filling gaps in federal relief, rather than trying to jumpstart the economy. Newsom and legislative leaders are expected to announce a deal today.