California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his plan to help his state’s residents during the virus pandemic Wednesday; confirming his decision to give individual illegal immigrants $500 and $1000 per household.
“If you ever have any doubt about the value of public employees, I hope you’ll consider that example,” Newsom said. “Rather than stepping aside, they stepped in and took the time to consider other people first, not just themselves, when they deserved that time off…I just want to applaud all of those who did that heroic work.”
“It will apply to those who are self-employed, those who are independent contractors, also to employees whose wage data is not sufficient, their work history is not sufficient to qualify for unemployment insurance and to others who have exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits,” said Labor Secretary Julie Su. “So once you apply on April 28th, you will be able to certify the next day, and we are going to be turning around payments within 24 to 48 hours.”
“Individual assistance of $500 and household assistance of $1,000 will be made available to undocumented workers though the program,” writes CBS San Francisco.
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BREAKING NOW: NY Gov Cuomo to Sign Executive Order Requiring ‘100% of Workforce’ to ‘Stay Home’
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his decision Friday to sign an executive order demanding 100% of the state’s workforce remain home, with exceptions for essential services like pharmacies, grocery stores, and other businesses.
“I will sign an Executive Order mandating that 100% of workforce must stay home, excluding essential services. This order excludes pharmacies, grocery stores, and others,” posted Cuomo on social media.
#BREAKING: I will sign an Executive Order mandating that 100% of workforce must stay home, excluding essential services.
This order excludes pharmacies, grocery stores, and others.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 20, 2020
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide ‘Stay at Home’ order Thursday evening; asking all residents to remain in their houses and apartments to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and “flatten the curve.”
“CA is issuing a statewide, mandatory STAY AT HOME order. Those that work in critical sectors should go to work. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and more will stay open. We need to meet this moment and flatten the curve together,” posted Newsom on social media.
CA is issuing a statewide, mandatory STAY AT HOME order.
Those that work in critical sectors should go to work. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and more will stay open.
We need to meet this moment and flatten the curve together.
Go to https://t.co/xtXFwVeWc2 to learn more.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) March 20, 2020
CORONAVIRUS: Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued a statewide "stay-at-home" order that will go into effect tonight. He said the order is in line with similar orders issued around the state, including the one issued moments before in L.A. County. https://t.co/L4XTpn8jbx pic.twitter.com/0kZD4xqJ21
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) March 20, 2020
Breaking: Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered all Californians to stay at home. The order follows a request from Newsom asking Congress for $1 billion in federal funds to support the state’s medical response to the coronavirus.https://t.co/1UI5karF8L
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 20, 2020
Newsom also asked the federal government for $1 Billion in additional funds to help the state’s medical response to combat the virus.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
GAVIN NEWSOM: ‘I’d Be Lying to Say That Trump Hasn’t Been Responsive to Our Needs, He Has’
California Governor Gavin Newsom publicly praised President Trump’s handling of the Coronavirus crisis this week; saying the White House has been “responsive to his needs” as his state struggles to contain the contagion.
“Let me just be candid with you. I’d be lying to you to say that [Trump] hasn’t been responsive to our needs. He has. And so, as a question, as a sort of an offer of objectivity, I have to acknowledge that publicly.”
“Every time I’ve called the President he’s quickly gotten on the line. When I’ve asked for support, he was able to direct that,” he added.
Calif. Gov. @GavinNewsom: “Let me just be candid with you. I’d be lying to you to say that [Trump] hasn’t been responsive to our needs. He has. And so, as a question, as a sort of an offer of objectivity, I have to acknowledge that publicly." pic.twitter.com/GLWGuACz7a
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 1, 2020
Watch Gov. Newsom’s comments above.