Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, said he wouldn’t give up and is urging state legislators to pass his proposal to send all Pennsylvanians 2,000USD worth of stimulus checks. Republicans have criticized the plan as inflationary and a political ploy, according to KDKA Political Reporter Jon Delano.
In February of last year, Wolf proposed that every household with a joint income of no more than $80,000 receive a single-time payment of 2,000USD. The Governor is making another attempt after the Republican legislators rejected his first proposal.
In his press conference on Tuesday, the Governor revealed that they had tried this prior to today, and now they are trying again as that is what the Pennsylvanians need.
Tom Wolf Proposed $2,000 Stimulus Check For Compatriots Of Pennsylvania
The Democrat leader, Gov Wolf of Pennsylvania, urged the legislators to agree to his proposal that could reduce the inflation pain on many Pennsylvanians. He said that this time it is very hard for the commoner of the country, especially in his state inflation had become a huge problem, and paychecks are not far-stretched as it once was.
Republicans have already opposed the prior version as it used monies from federal epidemic relief funds that had not yet been used. Tom is now advocating for the use of state surplus funds.
Wolf calculates that a quarter of a million households in Pennsylvania might be ready for a $2,000 stimulus check, costing the state between $10 billion and $12 billion.
According to Bartolotta, the act is inflationary and is comparable to the federal relief payments made to families under Presidents Biden and Trump, which some attribute to the current inflation.
Democrats, including Pennsylvania Rep. Emily Kinkead, argue that this money is urgently required.