Legislative Leaders Respond to Proposed Golden State Stimulus, Eviction Moratorium Extension

January 6, 2021

SACRAMENTO— Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement today regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed Golden State Stimulus and eviction moratorium extension: 


“California’s low wage workers, renters, and ‘mom-and-pop landlords have been hit particularly hard by the economic crisis created by COVID-19 – the Legislature passed bills last year to help those Californians, and we will again take swift and bold actions to assist them now. One way to provide immediate support is to expand the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), a program created by the Legislature and championed – and expanded – by both houses for years. We applaud Governor Newsom’s proposal to bolster the CalEITC because we’ve seen its success. We look forward to reviewing and building upon the Governor’s Golden State Stimulus proposal, as well as continuing to work with the Governor on an eviction moratorium extension that protects both struggling renters and landlords, while also positioning our state for a robust economic recovery. As we have said, we must continue on the responsible path of strengthening California and our communities without making our economic challenges worse. These proposals follow that path.”


Website of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon: www.asmdc.org/speaker

Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: www.senate.ca.gov/Atkins