Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is joining other governors in a legal fight over the continued delay of $2,000 stimulus checks. The money was meant to help families get through the recession and into recovery, but it’s been more than a month since Congress approved that second round of checks.
Governor Tom Wolf has joined governors from other states in a legal fight over the continued delay of federal stimulus checks.
Wolf says about 1.7 million Pennsylvania families will be eligible for that $2,000 check.
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He’s concerned that Congress may not send out all of them by the end of September, which is when this particular stimulus expires.
Wolf tells ABC27 the state is doing everything it can to get the money out of Washington and into Pennsylvanians’ hands. It’s been more than a month since Congress approved that second round of stimulus checks for Americans.
Wolf says he’s hopeful the U.S. Supreme Court will rule in favor of Pennsylvania’s challenge to the Federal Government, which would allow his administration to send out those additional stimulus payments much faster.
Wolf has joined governors from other states in a legal fight over the continued delay.
The governor is doing everything he can to get the money out of Washington and into Pennsylvanians’ hands.
This week, the governor is pushing for that money to be sent out. He says about 1.7 million Pennsylvania families will be eligible for that $2,000 check. The governor says he’s not giving up on pressuring Washington to send that money.
He has spent the past few weeks trying to convince Pennsylvania lawmakers to support his plan to pay for the stimulus checks with state funding instead of federal dollars. But some members of both parties are hesitant because they say it will raise taxes on working families in order to fund other programs like education and health care costs associated with Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. Governor Wolf publicly criticized them during a press conference Thursday afternoon, calling it an “injustice” when people who work hard don’t receive help from their government because legislators voted against sending out stimulus checks earlier this year even though they were approved by President Trump last year as part of his budget proposal before Congress passed its own version which included them being sent out later than originally scheduled due to uncertainty over whether or not anyone would actually sign off on them at all before another election can take place within.