Miss them stimulus check already?
Although there does not seem to be much momentum behind one fourth round of federal payments, lower- and middle-class residents of New Jersey could have something to look forward to this summer: a $ 500 tax rebate thanks to the state government.
The discounts are part of a compromise Gov. Phil Murphy and Democrats in control of the Legislature passed last year when lawmakers agreed to raise the tax on millionaires. Murphy included more than $ 300 million for the discounts in his draft budget. Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, said last week that he expects the plan to be adopted even though budget negotiations have not begun in earnest.