Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

Governor Newsom announces largest state tax rebate in American history

Governor Gavin Newsom previewed his $100 billion California Comeback Plan – the biggest economic recovery package in California’s history – including unprecedented investments to address the state’s most persistent challenges, starting with nearly $12 billion in direct cash payments to Californians hit hardest by the pandemic.

Chief among the new proposals is a major expansion of the Golden State Stimulus, providing additional direct payments to middle-class families that make up to $75,000. Under the plan, two-thirds of Californians will benefit from $600 direct payments. Qualified families with dependents, including undocumented families, will also now be eligible for an additional $500. The plan triples California’s previous investment, reaching more people and giving bigger benefits.

“California’s recovery is well underway, but we can’t be satisfied with simply going back to the way things were,” said Governor Newsom. “We are tripling the Golden State Stimulus to get money in the hands of more middle-class Californians who have been hit hard by this pandemic. Two in three Californians will receive a check from the state and more than $5 billion in aid will be made available to those who need help paying their rent or utility bills.”

Under Governor Newsom’s California Comeback Plan, the state would also offer the largest renter assistance package of any state in America, with billions of dollars to help low-income Californians pay back 100 percent of their back-rent, their rent for the months to come and overdue water and utility bills.

Throughout the week, Governor Newsom will highlight other major investments and key initiatives of the California Comeback Plan.

Governor Newsom’s California Comeback Plan seizes this once-in-a-lifetime moment to address long-standing challenges by taking on threats to our state’s future and ensuring every California family – regardless of their race or zip code – can thrive.

This article was released by the California Governor’s Office.


  1. The Comeback Plan is recalling Gavin Newsom, who has done so much to destroy the California economy. Whether Newsom is recalled in 2021 or in 2022, Californians will spend the next few months accenting his MANY failures starting with asinine lockdowns that destroyed thousands of small businesses, ridiculous mask mandates (that many people are ignoring), and kowtowing to teachers’ unions that have kept schools closed. Add all the other reasons (high taxes, unemployment checks sent to felons, not preparing for the next drought, welcoming ILLEGAL ALIENS while homeless Americans sleep on city streets, etc.) and it’s time to RECALL GAVIN NEWSOM!

  2. Another sleazy politician in action trying to give away money to buy votes in the upcoming recall election. Why don’t you (Newsom) give that money, my tax money by the way, directly to all the businesses you closed for a 3rd time in Nov-2020. The restaurants, salons, and gyms spent their money on protecting their customers and needed to stay open to recover their expenses. You recently gave away $6-billion to schools to bribe them to reopen so I guess I should not be surprised at this latest scam. I will vote you out and put up with some nut job Republican like Cox or Jenner to babysit the Governors office until 2022 until we can have a regular primary with more qualified candidates.

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