Thanks to Governor Tom Wolf, millions of Pennsylvanians may soon receive direct stimulus check payments of up to $2,000. The American Rescue and Reinvestment Act, which the governor of Pennsylvania proposed in February, would provide $1.7 billion to assist the state in recovering from the pandemic (ARPA).
Beneficiary Pennsylvanians would receive direct payments of up to $2,000 under his plan. These resources would be drawn from the state’s $2.2 billion surplus from coronavirus relief efforts.
Wolf Is Going To Spend His Stimulus Check Money On Bills
Mr. Wolf stated that the $500,000,000 surplus would be used for the lump sum payment in the plan. Mr. Wolf said in a statement, “We cannot sit on billions of dollars in federal aid that could heal Pennsylvania while Pennsylvanians are still bruised and trying to recover from the pandemic.” It’s immoral to withhold these funds from those in need. It’s time we did something,” he continued.
If the money isn’t spent by the end of the year 2024, the federal government will take it back. Lawmakers need to act quickly. Despite the bill’s lack of passage, Governor Wolf has won support from Representative Patty Kim in Harrisburg, who understands that Americans may require additional assistance as inflation continues to rise. Governor says increasing wages will help those still reeling from the pandemic’s effects on their household budgets.
If the legislation passes, those with an annual income of $80,000 or less will qualify for the payments. The stimulus check money sent to Pennsylvania residents could be used for any purpose. In addition, Governor Wolf proposed allocating $225 million to assist small businesses hit by the pandemic. The state healthcare system would receive an additional $325 million, and conservation and preservation efforts would receive an additional $450 million.