California legislators weigh in on how to spend Gann limit surplus

San Mateo Daily Journal
By Corey Browning

...Given various exceptions, lawmakers can opt to spend the excess funding in select ways, among them infrastructure projects, education or rebates given back to taxpayers. 

Last year, Newsom avoided passing the limit by preemptively issuing $1,100 checks — “the Golden State Stimulus” — to two-thirds of the state’s adult population after facing a $16 billion breach...This time around, Newsom indicated the funds would be split between rebates and education spending... 

State Sen. Josh Becker, D-San Mateo, said a surplus should be used to address “pressing needs for pandemic recovery,” along with advancing “efforts to achieve greater resilience of our state through strong climate action."