AB 2589 would leverage California’s unprecedented $68 billion budget surplus. The one-time payment of $2,000 per child would be paid to families earning $30,000 or less per year, according to a press release.
The bill would also increase California’s minimum earned income tax credit from $1 to $255, benefiting low-income taxpayers with no dependents, the release said.
Member of Parliament Miguel Santiago, who represents the district covering parts of downtown Los Angeles and Boyle Heights, announced the bill Monday morning.
“I am confident that as we recover from the pandemic, the Appropriations Committee will pass AB 2589 and bring California closer to supporting our lowest-income families,” Santiago, the bill’s lead author, said in a statement.
The bill is waiting to be heard by the assembly’s budget committee on Thursday.
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