The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 28th, 2022 day edition

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About 23 million California residents will soon receive "inflation relief" checks of up to $1,050 under a budget deal reached by Governor Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers on Sunday.

Earlier this year, Newsom had proposed sending stimulus checks of $400 per vehicle to state residents, with a cap of two vehicles.

But other lawmakers had pushed for a plan that would provide bigger checks to people who earn less.

The relief checks are designed to help residents cope with "global inflation and rising prices of everything from gas to groceries," the lawmakers said in the statement.

The checks are designed as tax refunds, and stem from the state's record-setting $97 billion budget surplus.

Lower- and middle-income Californians stand to receive the biggest checks.

Checks will be sent via direct deposit or debit cards by late October, according to local station KCRA. »

Pelosi signals votes to codify key SCOTUS rulings, protect abortion

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Why it matters: Democrats are preparing their legislative fight against the 6-3 conservative court and the Republican-controlled states that moved to ban abortion in response to the ruling.

Protecting data stored on reproductive health apps from being "used against women by a sinister prosecutor in a state that criminalizes abortion.".

Reality check: Much of this legislation will likely go nowhere in the Senate, where 60 votes are needed to bypass the filibuster. »

Senate sergeant-at-arms in charge of security during Jan 6 riot dies

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He previously served in the United States Marine Corps and for 35 years in the US Secret Service.

Mitch McConnell, then Senate Majority Leader, “requested and received the resignation” of Mr Stenger the day after the riot.

“But this fact does not and will not preclude our addressing the shocking failures in the Capitol’s security posture and protocols.”. »

Drunk Mayor Crashes Car After Meeting Families of Drunk Driving Victims

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Residents are furious over an Australian mayor's drunk driving crash just one hour after she met with the families of drunk driving victims.

Williams said she made "a serious error of judgment" and was "deeply regretful" after her drunk driving crash.

On Thursday afternoon, she hosted a video meeting with the families of drunk driving victims. »

Cyberpunk 2077’s external QA team allegedly misled CD Projekt over its experience

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A new report has alleged that the outsourced QA team behind Cyberpunk 2077 misled developer CD Projekt about the experience and size of its team working on the game.

However, instead of the QA team being comprised of veteran QA testers, the team was allegedly largely made up of junior members of staff with less than one year of experience.

CD Projekt was under the impression that the QA team was comprised largely of veteran QA staff, the video alleges, but even the QA project lead for Cyberpunk 2077 reportedly had around one year of experience. »