In Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf has suggested providing households with an income of less than $80,000 with direct stimulus check payments of up to $2,000.
According to a press release from his office, Governor Wolf stated, “The cost of everything from petrol to food is increasing, and for Penn, State residents living day to day that may mean unpleasant choices.”
Pennsylvanians should be helped and given a chance to succeed. In spite of this, my Rep. colleagues were sitting on almost $2 billion in assistance that must be returned to the government if they don’t enact a plan.
This is because the US state allegedly has more than $2 billion in federal American Rescue Plan monies sitting in a bank account doing nothing. Discretionary funds that have not yet been used. In his plan, Governor Wolf would use $500 million of the stimulus check money to give out cash to people in his state.
Included in the governor‘s proposed budget of $1.7 billion is $225 million in aid to small companies. Extra funds of $450 million will be invested in Pennsylvania’s conservation, preservation, and revitalization efforts, in addition to 204 dollar Mill for property tax relief and 325 million dollars for the state’s healthcare system.
Stimulus Checks For The Other States
This comes at a time when comparable considerations about stimulus checks are being made in a number of other states around the United States. Gas costs have risen dramatically recently everywhere, but particularly in California. As a result, it is not shocking that it is contemplating providing citizens with money like gas refunds.
A growing number of states are now conducting basic income pilot programs. Which are essentially free money distributed over a long period of time and might be seen of as a different kind of stimulus check.
The state of Georgia, for instance, has allocated $850 a month, on average, for 650 women for the next two years. The “biggest guaranteed income initiative in the South to date,” so the rumour goes.