us politics California Lawmakers Approve Inflation Relief Checks for Millions Payments of up to $1,050 will be sent out as early as October. California Lawmakers Approve Inflation Relief Checks for Millions Pexels
News that is entertaining to read Subscribe for free to get more stories like this directly to your inbox

As struggling Californians deal with record-high gas prices and soaring costs for almost everything else, state leaders have approved nearly $10 billion in new spending that is aimed at directly benefiting individuals and families.

According to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, inflation relief checks will start going out later this year and the amounts will vary based on individual incomes. Millions of residents will receive a check for more than $1,000.

The governor had previously pushed a plan to send stimulus payments to Californians based on car ownership, though that plan attracted some backlash from state lawmakers. He celebrated the latest news in a statement on Thursday.

“In the face of new challenges and uncertainties, we’re providing over $17 billion in relief to help families make ends meet,” Newsom said.

Critics are worried that the sudden influx of cash could exacerbate the rate of inflation. Nevertheless, the program is bound to come as a bit of good news for working-class folks who are cutting expenses to the bone and still finding it difficult to make ends meet.

A family with two adults and two kids with a combined annual income of less than $125,000 stands to receive a payment of $1,050. Checks, debit cards, and direct deposits are expected to start reaching Californians in October.

Chris Agee
Chris Agee July 2nd, 2022
Share this story:


Early Chirp is a free daily newsletter that makes reading the news fun