Several American households can avail of a stimulus check worth $2,000 if a Pennslyvania governor’s spending plan is approved.
On Wednesday, Democratic Governor of Pennslyvania Tom Wolf renewed his call for state legislators to approve his plan to use federal Covid-19 relief money for a stimulus check.
If approved, the $500million plan would provide a one-time payment worth up to $2,000 for some recipients.
Households with an income of $80,000 or less would be eligible for the checks.
The program would be funded by the federal American Rescue Plan Act. These funds will be returned to the federal government if they are not used by December 31, 2024.
Governor Talks About The Stimulus Check
“The cost of everything from gas to groceries is a little higher right now than it was just a few weeks ago,” Governor Wolf said in a recent press release.
“For Pennsylvanians living paycheck to paycheck, even a small increase in expenses can mean painful decisions like paying for food or rent.”
Wolf urged his fellow representatives to pass the stimulus check bill before the funds go to waste.
“Now is the time to act, and the bill has already been introduced in the General Assembly.”
“To the Republican leaders in the General Assembly, I say let’s pass this bill now.”
This comes after the plan was backed by State Rep Maureen Madden who said it would be of great assistance for those facing “severe economic hardships.”
“Even as the economy recovers in record fashion and unemployment numbers continue to drop, we’re still facing worldwide inflation, and the higher cost of living is impeding the recovery of working-class families who are the lifeblood of our communities,” Rep. Madden said.
As well as the stimulus payment, an additional $225m would be set aside to help small businesses hurt by the lockdowns.