California Virus Aid Plan Would Pay $600 Each To Millions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Millions of low-income Californians would receive $600 checks under a $9.6 billion coronavirus aid package proposed by lawmakers. Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders announced Wednesday that they’ve agreed on a plan that would cut checks to about 5.7 million people who earn less than $30,000 per year, as well as some immigrants who were excluded from federal COVID-19 relief payments during the Trump administration. The package also provides a new round of small business grants and more housing assistance for farmworkers infected by the virus. The Legislature hopes to vote on the plan as early as next Monday.