MORE than half a million Americans in Delaware are waiting for a stimulus payment worth $300.
Officials say the payments are part of plans to use up a $1 billion budget surplus and it is hoped taxpayers can get the money by June 30.
About 600,000 state residents who have filed their 2020 tax returns are expected to benefit from the cash boost.
the stimulus the payments are expected to cost around $186 million.
A vote on the checks could take place at the General Assembly next month, according to reports.
House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst said, “Now we have the opportunity to invest in our residents and provide relief directly to every taxpayer in the state.
“These rebates are a way to help offset recent hardship for residents and ease the burden many are facing.”
Delaware Governor John Carney said, “I hope these direct payments provide some relief to Delaware families who are facing higher costs at the grocery store and at the gas pump.”
Average gasoline prices in Delaware are $4.09, according to the American Automobile Association.
States are offering financial support programs to help cash-strapped Americans amid inflation and rising gas prices.
Californians could get $400 for every registered vehicle they own — up to a two-car limit.
Relief payments are expected to total about $9 billion.
Newsom said: “This direct aid will solve the problem that we are all struggling to solve – and that is the problem of gas prices.”
Americans could get debit cards with the amount as early as July if lawmakers approve the package.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed legislation last week that will see Americans in the state of Peach get up to $500.
Residents will receive the refund once they file a personal income tax return for the 2021 tax year, according to the Governor’s office.
Single taxpayers will pocket a $250 payment, while heads of households will receive $375 and married filers will receive a single check for $500.
Officials say taxpayers who have already submitted their tax returns do not need to adjust them.
Refunds will be issued either by direct deposit or by paper check, according to the Georgia Department of Revenue.
Governor Kemp said: ‘When the government gets more than it needs, I think those dollars should be returned to the taxpayer because it’s your money – not the government’s.
“In Georgia, we are taking swift action to mitigate the impact of the federal administration’s disastrous policies that have led to record inflation over the past year by putting taxpayers’ money back into the pockets of hard-working Georgians. .”
Maine Governor Janet Mills wants to send a check for $850 to residents.
She said the average person will spend $560 more this year due to inflation compared to 2021.
Relief payments have yet to be approved, but the first checks could be sent in June, according to WGME.
And, according to Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota couples earning less than $273,470 could get a $1,000 rebate due to rising gas prices.
He called for $500 direct checks for adults earning less than $164,400.
Walz told reporters, “That’s quite a lot of filler you could get with $1,000. I think that money in people’s hands before the summer would make a good difference. And that’s fiscally responsible.”
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