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. »