California scores staggering $75B budget surplus

By Reid Wilson From thehill.com California’s budget is in the black — by a staggering amount. A state that expected perhaps the most severe budget crunch in American history instead has a more than $75 billion budget surplus, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said Monday, after a booming stock market and better-than-anticipated tax revenues over the pandemic-plagued year.…

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A Doctor’s Note

A Message Sponsored by Los Angeles County A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON VACCINES Q: Can I get the Pfizer vaccine for my 1st dose and Moderna for my 2nd or vice versa? A: No. You must get the same type of vaccine for both doses. The efficacy of the vaccine will be impacted if you do…

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Lendistry Tapped by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as Sole Community Partner To Help Administer $28.6 Billion in Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF)

LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — As the largest minority-led deployer of capital in COVID relief funding, Lendistry has been tapped by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as the sole community partner to help administer $28.6 billion in Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF) financing established by the American Rescue Plan Act. Lendistry, a Black-led and operated lender, based in California, has created an…

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Truist’s $20 million Operation HOPE Investment Expands Financial Inclusion To More Communities

Partnership transforms access to financial resources, creating better lives and communities. ATLANTA, /PRNewswire/ — Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) and Operation HOPE today announced an expanded, multiyear transformational partnership, including a series of collaborative programs such as HOPE Inside coaching, digital access that connects to education and Truist solutions, and HOPE‘s 1 Million Black Business Initiative (1MBB), as part of the…

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Covered California Urges San Diegans to Enroll by April 30 to Get New Savings on Lower Insurance Premiums Provided by the American Rescue Plan

  The American Rescue Plan provides new and expanded financial help that will dramatically lower health care premiums for people who purchase health insurance through Covered California. Nearly 200,000 San Diegans, including the uninsured and people enrolled directly through a health insurance carrier, stand to benefit from the new financial help that is now available.…

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