Ohio residents will receive stimulus check payments worth 350 dollars, if the Ohio Democrat who is running for Governor, Nan Whaley, is elected.
The state will get 2.68 billion dollars as part of the American Rescue Plan, with 7.4 million Ohio citizens receiving some financial boost to make ends meet.
US citizens have been struggling due to the rising costs of groceries and gas. Whaley has urged current Governor Mike DeWine to help families by releasing part of the funds that he will receive within the next few weeks.
“Ohioans are hurting right now, from high gas prices to increased costs at the grocery store,” Whaley said.
“Governor DeWine should be doing everything in his power to help ease those costs as corporate profits soar, yet we’ve seen time and again he’s more interested in taking care of his unique interest donors and friends. When I’m governor, Ohio’s families will be my top priority.
“That’s why I’m proposing an inflation rebate of $350 per person, or $700 per couple, for middle-class Ohioans to offset high gas prices and other rising costs.”
Who would get these 350-dollar stimulus checks in Ohio?
Ohio will receive the funds soon, but the current government has not revealed its plans on how its administration intends to spend the amount above.
Stimulus Check Update: Residents Will Get A $350 Check
Meanwhile, Whaley has suggested that single residents should receive a 350-dollar stimulus check payment, with joint filers getting double that figure, which is 700 dollars.
The income limit for single filers would be set at 80,000 dollars and for joint filers, it would be 160,000 dollars.
For the proposal to be passed, Whaley needs to win the election which doesn’t take place until Tuesday, November 8, 2022. However, a recent poll gave the incumbent Governor DeWine a 19-point lead over Whaley.
The winner of the 2022 gubernatorial election will not be sworn in before January 9, 2023.