Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania has suggested direct stimulus check payments of up to $2,000 to state residents with incomes of less than $80,000.
According to a press statement from Gov. Wolf’s office, “the cost of everything from petrol to food is rising, and for Pennsylvanians living paycheck to paycheck, that can entail unpleasant decisions.”
“Pennsylvanians deserve to be helped and given a chance to succeed. My Republican colleagues, on the other hand, have more than $2 billion in support that will have to be returned to the federal government if no plan is passed.
Gov. Wolf’s proposal uses $500 million of the stimulus check money to provide free money to the state’s people. The state is believed to be sitting on more than $2 billion in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. For the time being, money has not been committed.
It’s part of the governor’s $1.7 billion proposals, including $225 million in small-business help. In addition, there will be $204 million in direct property tax relief, $325 million for Pennsylvania’s healthcare system, and $450 million for community conservation, preservation, and revitalization.
Updated Stimulus Checks For The Other States
This comes when other states in the US are debating whether or not to implement a similar stimulus check. Gas costs are exceptionally high in California right now. As a result, it’s not surprising that it’s considering giving citizens free money in gas rebates.
Basic income experiments are also being conducted in several states. Which are different types of stimulus checks in that they are essentially free money delivered over a long period.
Officials in Georgia, for example, opted to pay 650 women an average of $850 per month over two years. “The greatest guaranteed income project in the South to date,” according to reports.