California plans ‘inflation relief’ checks. Will other states follow?

Who may qualify for ‘inflation relief’ checks Those with up to $75,000 in income, or $150,000 if married and filing jointly, will receive up to $350 per tax filer, plus $350 if they have one or more dependent. Thus, joint filers with at least one dependent stand to receive the highest possible sum of $1,050. … Read more

California tax relief: What’s in the tentative deal | News

Govt. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders have reached an tentative agreement to provide as much as $1,050 to millions of California families to help with rising gas prices and inflation, according to emails sent last week to Democratic members of the state Senate and Assembly. The three-tier program would benefit an estimated 17.4 million California … Read more

What to watch in primaries in 7 states

LOS ANGELES — Primary elections in seven states Tuesday will set the stage for US House and Senate races this fall, with many contests shaped by political fissures in both major parties and the lingering shadow of former President Donald Trump. With control of Congress in play, a string of Republican House incumbents are contending … Read more

California governor: $98B surplus backs true pro-life state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pledged to use the state’s record-breaking $300 billion budget, including an unprecedented nearly $100 billion surplus, to “future proof” the state from the impacts of a volatile midterm election cycle that he fears will undermine abortion access, gun safety and privacy protections across the country. The first-term … Read more

‘Roe’ under threat, California leans in as abortion refuge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats have accelerated their plan to make the nation’s most populous state a sanctuary for women seeking abortions, propelled by the release this week of an early draft of a US Supreme Court ruling that has ignited a surge of activism among the state’s extensive network of providers and advocacy … Read more

State budget surplus could help pay for gas rebates

California’s budget surplus has more than doubled since January to a staggering $68 billion, Senate Democrats said Thursday, prompting a flurry of new spending proposals from lawmakers that include giving $8 billion back to taxpayers in a move that highlights a disagreement with Gov. Gavin Newsom. While the pandemic had prompted warnings of multibillion-dollar budget … Read more

Mass shooting Sacramento: 3rd person arrested, released on bail following deadly weekend shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A man arrested after the mass shooting that left six people dead in Sacramento is out of jail after posting $500,000 bail. Daviyonne Dawson, 31, was arrested after police said he was seen carrying a weapon following the mass shooting. He was charged with being a prohibited person in possession of a … Read more

Mass shooting Sacramento: Police arrest second suspect in connection to deadly shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A second suspect was arrested Tuesday in connection to the mass shooting in Sacramento that killed six people in California’s capital, and police said he is the brother of the first suspect. Smiley Martin, 27, was arrested while hospitalized with serious injuries from the gunfire. When his condition improves enough for him … Read more

California kidnapper Frederick Newhall Woods could be approved for parole

A 70-year old California man who has spent four decades in prison for kidnapping a bus full of children and burying them alive could be freed if Gov. Gavin Newsom approves his parole. A panel of two commissioners with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on Friday recommended parole for Frederick Newhall Woods, one … Read more

California bill would allow citizens to enforce weapons ban

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new bill in California would allow private citizens go after gun makers in the same way Texas lets them target abortion providers, though gun advocates immediately promised a court challenge if it becomes law. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday backed legislation that would let private citizens enforce the state’s … Read more