MAINE residents could receive stimulus checks worth $850 as soon as June.
The news comes as Governor Janet Mills signed the state’s $1.2billion supplemental budget into law.
Around 850,000 eligible Americans will get stimulus payments worth $850 as early as June
Around 850,000 residents in Maine will get the checks.
Lawmakers and cabinet members flanked Mills as she signed the bill on April 20.
To qualify for the cash, individual taxpayers must have an income of up to $100,000.
Meanwhile, the threshold is $150,000 for heads of households and $200,000 for couples that file jointly.
The budget sets aside $20million which will be used to fund two years of free community college for eligible students graduating between 2020-2023.
Mills said: “What this budget shows once again through hard work and good faith negotiation Democrats, Republicans and independents can come together to do what is right for Maine people.
“And that we can do so without rancor or bitter partisanship that has sometimes divided Augusta in the past.”
A property tax relief for older residents and lower-income homeowners and tenants has also been offered.
Meanwhile, millions of taxpayers in Illinois are in line to get payments worth up to $400 this year.
Governor JB Pritzker signed the state’s $46.5billion 2023 budget into law on April 19.
Americans could get up to $400 but it depends on their tax filing status and the number of dependents claimed, The State Journal-Register reports.
Single taxpayers that made less than $200,000 last year are in line for a $50 rebate.
While couples that file joint tax returns and made less than $400,000 are expected to receive $100.
Eligible Illinoisans will get also get $100 per dependent.
The amount is capped at three dependents.
It’s likely that the payments will be mailed to eligible recipients at some point in the second half of the year. An exact date has not been revealed.
Lawmakers in Delaware passed a bill this month that will see individuals receive checks worth up to $300.
While married couples filing jointly will pocket $600.
Senior citizens and residents who didn’t earn enough money to file a tax return are also eligible.
Delaware Governor John Carney said: “Delaware families are dealing with higher costs at the grocery store and the gas pump.
“These direct payments to Delaware families are part of a broader, responsible budget proposal that will invest in education, our economy, and Delaware communities, and increase our reserves to prepare our state for the future.”
Payments are expected to be delivered to those who have already filed a 2020 personal income tax return by the end of May, according to lawmakers.
The state reported a $1billion surplus, prompting lawmakers to provide the payments.