The third stimulus check was the final general stimulus check approved by the federal administration and paid in full. The child tax credit payments have been gridlocked halfway and no solution appears to be in sight.
But states have come up with their version of the stimulus check, aided in no small measure by the federal grant for pandemic relief measures and also a budget surplus.
Alaska is one such state that has come forward to lessen the pressure of inflation faced by its residents. They will receive a one-time stimulus check of $5,500.
The stimulus check of $5,500 was approved by the Alaskan Senate by a vote of 15-5 favoring the legislation. It now needs the consent of the House before it goes to Governor Mike Dunleavy for his final signature.
Details Of The Alaska Stimulus Check
The undisputed component of the Alaska relief check is the $1,300 that the state expects will go towards your energy bill. Additionally. The Senate in Alaska backed 10-9 for an additional dividend of $4,200. Alaska has consented to an increased dividend payment of $2.8B.
There are concerns that the House of Representatives in the state will discard the bill. Louise Stutes, the House Speaker, said that conservatives have been fighting tooth and nail for every dollar allotted.
Other chambers have called for a conference group to reach unanimity on such a deal. If the lower house does not approve the amount passed, it will mean a leaner stimulus check for the residents of Alaska. But what is definite is that the bill is set to pass.
The House of Representatives in Alaska had last month passed the budget where the $1,300 stimulus check was approved, but the dividend payment was sharply reduced to $1,250.
The House will go to vote on the Senate’s budget on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. The Alaska State Legislature has to pass a budget before May 18 or be forced into a special session.