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UpFront – March 10, 2021

Western Center’s Director of Policy Advocacy, Mike Herald, was on KPFA radio to discuss Governor Newsom’s March 9th State of the State Address.

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(Interview begins at 9 min 25 seconds)

Californians with low incomes to receive $600 checks under $9.6-billion COVID-19 economic package

“The state stimulus will provide needed help to the poorest Californians, but more assistance is required, said Courtney McKinney, a spokeswoman for the Western Center on Law and Poverty.

“Any money to help people stay afloat is needed right now,” McKinney said, adding that “it’s good news, but there is still much more needed.” In particular, she said, her group is supporting legislation that would provide food assistance regardless of immigration status.”

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