If you qualify for an economic impact payment, the federal government is neck-deep in the process of depositing the first stimulus checks of up to $1,200 into the bank accounts of eligible US residents, beginning with people who have direct deposit set up with the IRS. Millions of people qualify for the payment, so when you receive the money could take time.
If you’re eligible, you can track the status of your check at any time through an online portal on the IRS website called Get My Payment. Use these step-by-step instructions on how to use the online tracking tool.
State of the City Address
Mayor Garcetti’s 2020 State of the City Address will be delivered Sunday, April 19 at 5:15 p.m. You can watch it live on Channel 35, other local stations, and on the Mayor’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mayorofla/
City Budget Cuts
The Los Angeles Times
reports that because city tax revenue is down, we will likely see budget cuts, ” Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is preparing to release his proposed 2020-21 budget next week, has begun looking at the possibility of pay cuts and furloughs for city workers who don’t work in the police and fire departments, one city official said. During his coronavirus briefing Wednesday, the mayor said he and the city’s budget analysts are working to protect as many core services as possible.”
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
The California Labor Secretary announces that they are preparing their system to not only respond to the huge surge in unemployment claims but to the benefits for gig economy workers in her update letter.