Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has gone ahead with plans to issue $ 2 billion. USD of the federal funds given to states under the U.S. Rescue Services Act. He said part of the money will be given out as stimulus checks through direct payment to residents of the state. He has called the proposal the ‘Pennsylvania Opportunity Plan’.
The governor said working families continued to be hurt and their resources were severely stretched due to the pandemic and economic downturn that has continued to plague the nation.
The governor plans to support families which is still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus control is expected to cover the costs associated with the pandemic and help families cope better with the high cost of living, as inflation rates are at 40 years.
Individuals eligible for the Pennsylvania Stimulus Check
Governor Wolf plans to send a stimulus check to Pennsylvania residents with a household income of less than $ 80,000. While households with an income between $ 50,000 and $ 80,000 will receive a stimulus check of $ 1,500, while those earning $ 50,000 and less will receive a $ 2,000 check.
If state legislators agree with the governor, the stimulus check will begin to be issued from the state treasury. That Pennsylvania government stimulus check will not be taxable.
The total cost layout for the proposal comes to around $ 1.7B and includes $ 225M to support small businesses. The health care system in Pennsylvania will receive $ 325 million, while $ 204 has been earmarked as property tax relief. $ 450 million will be set aside for the preservation, preservation and revitalization of state communities.
The governor’s reasoning is that the money will boost the state economy in various ways.
Speaking at a rally, Governor Wolf said state residents should not be forced to make the grim choice between groceries, gas or child care. He said the state had the resources to make sure people were not lacking. He appealed to the Pennsylvania General Assembly to unite, across party lines for the sake of the state.