$2000 Stimulus Check Proposed for Some Massachusetts Residents

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Massachusetts lawmakers have suggested legislation that would award qualifying residents with a $2,000 stimulus cheque.

According to the Boston Globe House leaders are exploring a plan to invest $3.65 billion, including $2.5 billion from the federal American Rescue Plan Act and $1.15 billion from a state surplus, to aid a variety of program and objectives affected by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

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The law included a $40 million commitment for awards ranging from $500 to $2,000 for “front-line state personnel” who were obliged to work in-person during the winter seasons of 2020 and 2021, mirroring a proposal made by Governor Charlie Baker before.

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According to estimates, there are up to 800,000 front-line employees in Massachusetts, but House leaders could not specify how many would be eligible for the incentives.

According to the proposed law, an individual with an annual income of $38,640 — 300 percent over federal poverty thresholds — or a family of four with an income of $79,500 would be eligible.

According to the Boston Globe, House Speaker Ronald Mariano (D-Quincy) noted, “We didn’t want to make it unduly lavish.” “We wanted to help the people who stayed at their jobs throughout the epidemic – the people who worked in nursing homes, drove buses, and worked in supermarkets.”

Later this week, House leaders are likely to vote on the proposed legislation before sending it to the Senate for a separate vote.

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Some members of Congress are asking for $2,000 stimulus payouts per month as Congress discusses the third stimulus check. A proposal for $2,000 monthly stimulus payments, rather than a one-time $1,400 stimulus check, might be offered until the economy has completely recovered. “We need $2,000 recurring checks till the end of the epidemic,” Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tweeted. I teamed together with @TimRyan, @MichaelDTubbs, Stephanie Bonin, and Natalie Foster to advocate for $2,000 regular payments for Americans until the economy has recovered.”

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