What’s in California’s new $7 billion COVID relief package

A woman hands out food during a Los Angeles Food Bank distribution, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 19, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a $7.6 billion stimulus package for California. Millions of residents will receive $600 checks. There’s money for small businesses, and relief for child care providers and college students. The package passed with broad bipartisan support in both chambers, and comes at a time when Newsom is sparring with the legislature over school reopenings.