Governor Newsom Proposes $18.1 Billion Inflation Aid Package

Package includes direct payments to address the costs of rising inflation and delinquent water and utility bills, free public transportation, money for health professionals, middle-class health care subsidies and waiving childcare benefits for families

The wage hike will benefit millions of California households struggling to keep up with the highest inflation rate in decades. For years, the state minimum wage has steadily risen, while inflation has remained subdued.

This inflation relief package builds on Governor Newsom’s country-leading stimulus package last year, which has accelerated California’s economic recovery and supported those hardest hit by the pandemic, including:

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