The projected $75.7 billion budget surplus is largely due to taxes paid by rich Californians who generally did well during the pandemic, and marks a major turnaround after officials previous year said they feared a deficit of more than $50 billion.
In April, Governor Newsom signed an emergency proclamation directing state agencies to take immediate action to bolster drought resilience across the state and declaring a State of Emergency in Mendocino and Sonoma counties due to severe drought conditions in the Russian River Watershed. "I made the point at the state of the state (address) a number of months ago: California is now coming back". Qualified families with dependents, including undocumented families, will also now be eligible for an additional $500. All households making up to $75,000 with at least one child, including immigrants in the country illegally who file taxes, would get an extra $500 payment.
For those who filed their taxes between January 1 and March 1, they can expect their payments starting on April 15.
In a tweet Monday morning, the governor announced an expansion of the state's Golden State Stimulus, saying: "CA will be expanding the Golden State Stimulus to middle class families - creating the biggest state tax rebate in U.S. history".
Per Newsom's stimulus deal, two out of every three Californians will benefit from a new round of stimulus checks.
The governor, who faces a recall election later this year, pointed out that last year the state was projected to have $53 billion budget shortfall which this year has become a $75.7 billion budget surplus. The proposal also includes $5.2 billion to pay back rent and $2 billion for overdue utility bills for people who fell behind during the pandemic.
The plan still needs approval from the Legislature. Those efforts are budgeted at a little over $7 billion.
The massive budget surplus is largely due to taxes paid by rich Californians who generally did well during the pandemic, and marks a major turnaround after officials past year said they feared a deficit of more than $50 billion. The budget windfall has been driven by strong capital gains on the investments earned by California's wealthiest taxpayers. The state's budget relies heavily on personal income tax from high earners.
Space Command Public Affairs, told CBS News. "This is hard to predict and not an exact measurement", Space-Track wrote on Twitter. The Long March launched last week was the second deployment of the 5B variant since its maiden flight in May previous year .
The man in his 70s was from the Winnipeg health region, while the one in his 80s was from the Prairie Mountain Health region. At 402, there are now more active cases in Prairie Mountain Health than at any point in the pandemic thus far.
The late-night skirmishes raised the likelihood of further clashes Monday during the annual Jerusalem Day celebrations. People help an injured Palestinian woman during a protest in Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, 8 May 2021.
Matt Hancock last week announced Number 10 had bought 60million more doses of the Pfizer jab to use for the second rollout. Both countries have stopped using the vaccine as part of their immunisation programmes.
In a clear appeal to conservative sensibilities, Jenner asserts that the government is "involved in every part of our lives. Now I enter a different kind of race, arguably my most important one yet: "to save California".
The Long March 5B rocket was carrying the first component of China's space station , which China aims to complete by 2022. This is a developing story so be sure to check back for updates on the Long March 5B's re-entry this week.
The suspect had entered the bank just before 2 p.m. and police received a call from the bank of a possible robbery in progress. Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation , negotiated with the man for eight hours.
New South Wales health officials have added more locations of interest in relation to the Sydney Covid cases overnight. He urged them to isolate and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if they've been to the NSW locations of interest.
Vaccine manufacturers have to figure out how to "get literally hundreds of millions of doses" to India", he said. He also recommended mass innoculation drive to stop the spread of the deadly disease across India.
About 48m people were eligible to vote across England, Scotland and Wales, with about 5,000 positions up for grabs. Steve Reed, shadow communities secretary and a Starmer loyalist, said: "This was a shattering result for Labour.
States have to ensure full utilisation of the available RT-PCR testing capacity in both in public and private laboratories. Drive-through RAT testing facilities may be created at convenient locations as identified by the local administration.
What holiday destinations will be on the green list?
Test results will not be stated in the app and the process for booking and presenting test results for travel remains unchanged. Those without access to the app can request a letter from the NHS proving their vaccination status by calling 119, from 17 May.
Chauvin, three other officers face new charges for Floyd death
The Justice Department also recently announced it was opening a sweeping investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department. The federal charges unsealed on Friday are separate from those brought against the former officers by the state of Minnesota.
U.S. has no plan to shoot down Chinese rocket
The US Air Force said earlier that it expected the core of the rocket to crash down in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the week. The Long March 5B rocket was launched last week carrying a module of China's first permanent space station into orbit.
Why the AZ Senate chose Cyber Ninjas to handle the audit
Some portions of the audit - including forensic analysis of voting equipment - is being conducted entirely out of public view. The Maricopa County ballot recount comes after two election audits found no evidence of widespread fraud.