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Pennsylvania Governor Is Pushing For $2,000 Relief Checks

Gov. Tom Wolf and the Democrats in his state are still trying to get his plan to give most Pennsylvanians $2,000 to move forward.

But Republicans say it will make inflation worse, which is already at 9.1%, which The Morning Call says is the highest it's been in four decades.

Rep. David Delloso of Delaware and Sen. Christine Tartaglione of Philadelphia are both planning to introduce bills that will support the "PA Opportunity Program" and its $2,000 payments.

In February, Wolf's first offer was for $1.7 billion. The $2,000 checks to Pennsylvanians making $80,000 or less were part of the plan.

Delloso and Tartaglione agree with Wolf. They say that families need the money because the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation have made it hard for them to pay their bills.

Tartaglione said, "Friends and neighbours are still struggling to build their savings." "The pandemic made many people rethink their career goals and look for new jobs"

Jason Gottesman, a spokesman for the House Republicans, agrees with his Republican-led General Assembly that giving out more stimulus checks will make inflation worse.

But Tartaglione said in a memo that the proposal will be different. Instead of coming from federal funds, it will come from the general funds of the state.

Tartaglione wrote in the memo that people with a household income of $80,000 or less can apply for a one-time, tax-free payment of up to $2,000 per household.