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Fri May 14, 2021, 01:41 PM

California has its own $600-$1200 stimulus. Democrats at work.

The Golden State stimulus.

I had no idea this was a thing. My in-laws got a check in the mail last week for $1200. They were surprised as hell. I told my unemployed buddy to check his mail (he has a habit of letting it all pile up). Sure enough, a check for $600 was in there. He was near tears (he's had a rough year financially because of Covid).

No one I know had any idea this was a thing. I feel like Gov. Newsom should be advertising the hell out of it. I mean, it's amazing what a happy surprise it is for people, but take some credit, man.

Just this week, he advocated for even more stimulus than what has already been sent out.

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/gov-newsom-wants-to-give-12b-stimulus-to-californians-so-who-will-get-a-check/2542380/

How did no one know about this? C'mon, Dems. Promote yourselves, damnit.

Yeah, he's not getting recalled.

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Reply California has its own $600-$1200 stimulus. Democrats at work. (Original post)
Sympthsical May 2021 OP
Control-Z May 2021 #1
SoCalNative May 2021 #3
Control-Z May 2021 #8
Sympthsical May 2021 #4
Control-Z May 2021 #9
Sympthsical May 2021 #10
Control-Z May 2021 #13
Sympthsical May 2021 #14
Initech May 2021 #2
Sympthsical May 2021 #5
LenaBaby61 May 2021 #6
Sympthsical May 2021 #7
LenaBaby61 May 2021 #19
haele May 2021 #11
Sympthsical May 2021 #12
Tree Lady May 2021 #15
Sympthsical May 2021 #16
Tree Lady May 2021 #17
Johonny May 2021 #18

Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 01:46 PM

1. Are you sure the $600 wasn't just the latest

federal Covid relief check?

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #1)

Fri May 14, 2021, 01:49 PM

3. CA previously offered $600 stimulus payments

for those who earned $30k or under. The governor wants to add a second $600 payment for those who earn $75k or under (those who previously received the $600 would not receive a second payment). Additionally, those with children would qualify for an additional $500, if this is passed.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #3)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:13 PM

8. Thanks for the info.

I don't believe I qualify. It would have been nice, though.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #1)

Fri May 14, 2021, 01:53 PM

4. It was a paper check mailed by the state controller

The in-laws and my buddy both got their federal stimulus back in March. This new state check just came last week.

Surprised the hell out of everyone.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #4)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:17 PM

9. I will watch the mail more carefully.

I'm pretty sure I won't be getting a state check. I will graciously accept it, though, if I do get one.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #9)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:27 PM

10. Here's the government website with the info

https://www.ftb.ca.gov/about-ftb/newsroom/golden-state-stimulus/index.html

But as it notes, the governor wants to expand it as quickly as possible to higher income brackets.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #10)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:35 PM

13. Hey, Sympthsical.

Thank you so much for the link!

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #13)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:36 PM

14. Quite welcome! n/t

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 01:47 PM

2. Yeah how come this isn't getting more press?

Why do we keep having to hear about Marjorie Trash Garbage?

But still this is great news! I'll happily take another stimulus check and any unwanted ones!

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Response to Initech (Reply #2)

Fri May 14, 2021, 01:55 PM

5. I mean it was this crazy happy surprise

The in-laws are retired and on incredibly fixed income. Which is fine. We pay their bills anyway.

But my buddy is tight, tight, tight. The extra $300 per week in unemployment is what's basically keeping him afloat at the moment. So to have that fall out of a clear blue sky. Man. Made that guy's entire month. I could hear his grin over the phone.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:03 PM

6. California has its own $600-$1200 stimulus. Democrats at work.

Not everyone in need is getting a check.

I didn't get anything from the Golden State Stimulus monies, and from what friends tell me those in my group--which means me again--won't be getting any monies from this windfall. People who are on SSI are will be getting monies from the Golden State Stimulus monies later this Summer.

I wish I was getting a check. I could use the extra monies. I'm a senior citizen, who pinches her pennies and watches what she eats. Hell, I'm nowhere near having Bill Gates money.

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Response to LenaBaby61 (Reply #6)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:07 PM

7. My understanding is Newsom is trying to expand it

So, there may yet be hope for you to get something.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #7)

Fri May 14, 2021, 04:08 PM

19. "So, there may yet be hope for you to get something."

Thanks for the information and HOPE

Lord, I certainly hope something's coming my way soon here 🙏🏻

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:29 PM

11. This is what voters required CA to do with excessive surplus.

Use up to a point for rainy day funds, defined spending, etc -then refund the rest to citizens.
The stimulus refund is to be expected. However, I do think we need to have a wildfire/natural disaster fund that's bigger than what we currently have, and would have liked to see more refund go there.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #11)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:33 PM

12. Add in that this year is going to suck

I live in North Bay, and I don't think I've ever seen the hills go so brown so fast as early as they did this year. We had to hold our breath during the Vacaville fire last year and were all packed up and ready to go at a moment's notice.

We live in an area that is forever windy because of the geography. The past week has been particularly windy, and we were under an advisory. It was like, "Seriously, already?!"

Sigh. Going to be a long summer.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #12)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:46 PM

15. What worries me is all the tall weeds and grasses

On sides of the roads around some towns. My daughter works in Santa Rosa and they must have no funds for maintenance while its all nicely done in Rohnert park where she lives.

You would think after last two fires it would be a priority.

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Response to Tree Lady (Reply #15)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:55 PM

16. They were doing controlled burns in the marshlands a month ago

Grizzly Bay and the like.

But yeah, I've been all over Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Yolo counties the past two months, and ooft. It's a powder keg, and all it needs is one match.

One of the few amusing parts of the fires last year was the median along 80 had a lot of tall, dry grass on it. Then some idiot must've thrown a cigarette out the window, and the entire median was aflame. I was like, "Why the hell am I driving through this . . ."

Totally surreal.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #16)

Fri May 14, 2021, 03:13 PM

17. I am just thinking if CA has extra money

They should spend it on things like that. The whole state was on fire it seemed last year.

By the way I am from the bay area just retired up in Oregon. My daughter used to live in SR but moved after house she was renting burnt to the ground. Of course she learned a hard lesson and had no renters insurance.

We had our own fire close by last fall and they are predicting a bad summer, we had very little mountain snow.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 03:29 PM

18. The humor being the "taxes are too high" crowd has to pretend to hate Newsom giving them

a tax rebate.

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