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Newsom Proposes $18 Billion Relief Package To Offset Inflation

Authored by Vanessa Serna via The Epoch Times,

As inflation increases, Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed an $18.1 billion Inflation Relief Package May 12 that includes direct payments to state residents.

“This inflation relief package will help offset the higher costs that Californians are facing right now and provide support to those still recovering from the pandemic,” Newsom said in a statement.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom at a press conference in Los Angeles on Sept. 29, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

The following is included in the package, according to the news release:

$11.5 billion in tax refunds, including $400 checks to every registered vehicle owner in the state, capped at two checks per individual

$2.7 billion for an emergency rental assistant for low-income tenants who sought state rental assistance prior to March 31

$1.4 billion to assist residents with past-due utility bills, including $1.2

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