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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Stimulus Check Update: Pennsylvania Gov Pushing For Another Relief Money Round

Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania is advocating for $2,000 stimulus check to assist residents with the cost of groceries and gas.

On Monday, Wolf made an appearance in Allegheny County to urge the Republican-controlled state Assembly to approve his PA Opportunity Program, which would give $2,000 payments of stimulus check to households with annual incomes under $80,000. If approved, it is predicted that the program would draw 250,000 applicants and cost $500 million.

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Wolf’s budget proposal included the program in February but was taken out during talks. He is urging state legislators to take action and provide inflationary relief.

Republicans in Pennsylvania disagreed with Wolf’s proposal, claiming that the aid would aggravate inflation and raise consumer prices. These assertions have been refuted by Wolf, who maintains that his program is sufficiently targeted and the payments are sufficiently modest to represent less than 0.1 percent of the state’s GDP.

The State’s Taxpayers Might Get Another Round Of Stimulus Check: 

Even though the U.S. inflation rate has started to decline after peaking at 9.1% in June, which was the highest rate in 40 years, rising prices are still a major concern for voters as they travel to the polls in November.

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Other states have already started distributing stimulus check to citizens, while Wolf’s plan in Pennsylvania is still in limbo. While 6.2 million Illinois taxpayers are anticipated to receive payouts by September 12, some Californians already receive tax refunds of up to $1,050.

Alaskans will start receiving direct $3,200 payments of stimulus check starting next month; this decision was made as part of the state’s annual budget.

 

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