Leaders in California moved this week to pass a new $7.6 billion CoVID relief package, with some funds reportedly going towards undocumented workers and foreign nationals across the Golden State.
“The $7.6 billion proposal, spearheaded by Gov. Gavin Newsom, includes 5.7 million payments of $600 each to low-income Californians making less than $30,000 a year and $2.1 billion in grants for small businesses. Of the massive sum of checks, 565,000 payments will be delivered to people who did not receive the federal government’s previous $1,200 stimulus check in the Golden State, many of whom are residing in the country illegally,” reports the Washington Examiner.
The $7.6 billion proposal, spearheaded by @GavinNewsom, includes 5.7 million payments of $600 each to low-income Californians.
Of the massive sum of checks, many payments will be delivered to those who are residing in the country illegally.https://t.co/wiVmfvSpy7
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 23, 2021
“This budget is going to be creating long-term obligations to the undocumented,” said Republican State Sen. Jim Nielsen.
Others praised the program.
I think it’s a great step forward. It’s an acknowledgment of all these low-wage workers … that they are working hard, and they have been disproportionately impacted through unemployment,” Democratic state Sen. Maria Elena Durazo said. “I think there is room to include more who are still not covered either by our state or by the federal [programs].”
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.
CALIFORNIA PLEADIN’: Joe Biden Backs Newsom as Recall Movement Grows, Approval Drops 18%
The White House fiercely defended California Governor Gavin Newsom Wednesday as the recall movement against the leading Democrat grows over his handling of homelessness, crime, drug abuse, and the CoVID pandemic.
“In addition to sharing a commitment to a range of issues with @GavinNewsom from addressing the climate crisis to getting the pandemic under control, @POTUS clearly opposes any effort to recall @GavinNewsom,” posted White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
In addition to sharing a commitment to a range of issues with @GavinNewsom from addressing the climate crisis to getting the pandemic under control, @POTUS clearly opposes any effort to recall @GavinNewsom
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) February 9, 2021
“When they have to call out the big guns like that it means they know they’re in trouble,” said the finance director behind the recall movement. “That he had to get them to come out in a White House tweet to say that they don’t support the recall, is more evidence that they’re in trouble.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
CALIFORNIA REVOLT: Newsom Approval Plummets, Just 31% Back CoVID Response, Down 18%
California Gavin Newsom got some more bad news this week when a new poll showed his overall job performance plummeting as he struggles to handle a series of crises across the Golden State; including CoVID, homelessness, and rising crime.
“People are reevaluating how well Newsom is doing handling the pandemic,” said Mark DiCamillo, director of the survey. “Once your job performance rating starts to decline, it’s more difficult to put it back in the right direction. You kind of accumulate negatives over time.”
“The poll, released Tuesday morning, also found that just 31% of those surveyed thought that Newsom and other state government leaders had done an excellent or good job handling the pandemic, while 23% said they had done a fair job, and 43% called it a poor job,” writes the LA Times.
Newsom’s overall approval rating is now 46%, down from 64% just four months ago.
Read the full report at the Los Angeles Times.