There has been a regular issue of stimulus checks by both the federal and state governments. But with federal payments having dried out after December, states have got into the act and sent out stimulus checks all linked to the pandemic but under different names.
These state relief checks include basic stimulus checks, as issued by the state of California. There are also gas rebate payments and other similarly targeted stimulus checks. A $500 relief check has been going out in recent days in one particular state.
Jen Psaki, the press secretary of the White House, said that inflation was going to get worse. The federal administration is bracing itself for the release of the CPI inflation figure. Prices continue to inch north, many of them rapidly, like gasoline.
State Stimulus Check Only Option For Citizens
High inflation opens the road for more relief checks from states, as the federal administration is preoccupied with other issues, like the war in Europe. The political will in Washington DC disappeared after December.
While California is mulling a $400 stimulus check per vehicle owned, Massachusetts essential workers could get a $500 payment.
And stimulus checks appear to be back in the US all of a sudden. The rise in gasoline prices and the spike in food rates have prompted states to make use of surplus budget money to help their residents.
Governor Brad Little of Idaho has signed a bill authorizing $350M tax refunds to the residents of Idaho. In Georgia, several residents who filed their tax returns in 2021 and 2022 will receive a stimulus check of $250 for individuals and double that for joint filers.
Indianan residents who filed their income tax returns last year could receive a single refund of $125. New Jersey residents will receive a one-time refund of $500 that will go out to close to 1 million households. Married couples in New Mexico will get a relief check of $500.