Legislature Allocates $500 million to Combat COVID-19

SACRAMENTO - Today, the California State Assembly passed emergency funding providing $500 million to combat COVID-19 and authority for total expenditures up to $1 billion to the Governor.  This proposal ensures disaster relief funding for extra capacity for hospitals, purchase hotel rooms for at-risk homeless, cleaning of child-care centers, and intent language to help stimulate the economy affecting small businesses and individuals going through economic hardship at this time. 

“Republicans stand in support of protecting our most vulnerable, at-risk populations,” said Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron. “We are working to safeguard the health and safety of all Californians in this unprecedented crisis and are committed to working with the Governor to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”