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Gavin Newsom wants to send direct payments to Californians from the state’s unexpected $75 billion budget surplus

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At the beginning of the pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom predicted his state would end up with a deficit of $54 billion. Instead it has a $75 billion surplus, and that could mean stimulus payments for Californians.

On Monday, Newsom announced that California has a $75 billion budget surplus which he plans to give back to the state’s residents in the form of $600 checks for middle-income people and $500 checks for families with dependents, part of what he calls the Golden State Stimulus.

Along with direct aid to families, $27 billion of the surplus would details ⇒

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