Latest News for: Stimulus programs


School budgets stay below tax cap with record state aid

The Buffalo News 16 May 2021
We’re not only not raising taxes, but we’re going to be able to add programs and staff," Laurrie said of the Niagara Falls budget ... Parents should see the effects of the stimulus money, which will fund programs such as increased academic aid, summer school and even health and safety improvements to facilities, in the next year.

Erie School Board race: No incumbents on ballot as 10 candidates vie for 4 seats ...

Erie Times-News 16 May 2021
How Erie County schools might spend $100M+ in stimulus funds ... This would include spending stimulus money on one time expenses such as building upgrades, not new recurring programs ... As school director, I will work with others to appropriately evaluate and invest in those opportunities and elevate standards for buildings and programs.

Just when it needs people like Cheney and Gonzalez the most, GOP goes the other way

Cleveland 16 May 2021
He’s been as good as his word, staking clear, sensible positions whether or not they hewed to the party line, assuming a leadership role in the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, proposing innovative solutions on divisive issues such as health care and stimulus programs.

California families leaving millions in tax credits on the table

LA Daily News 15 May 2021
An estimated 1 million California households that are struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic have yet to tap into two state programs aimed at keeping them out of poverty ... Both programs are available to California residents who have filed a state income tax return ... They each received $1,200 in stimulus funds and $1,400 in tax credits.

Skelton: Newsom gets to play Santa while Gray Davis was the Grinch

East Bay Times 15 May 2021
“We were cutting human services and education programs right and left,” Maviglio recalls ... People earning less than $30,000 already have gotten $600 checks from a previous state stimulus program ... But this is more like another spending program — a stimulus program — than a tax rebate.

More than 1.9M in GOP-led states could see severe cuts in unemployment aid

The Keene Sentinel 15 May 2021
The cuts are likely to fall hardest on roughly 1.4 million people who benefit from stimulus programs that Congress adopted at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, including one targeting those who either are self-employed or work on behalf of gig-economy companies such as Uber.

Government offers to help pay for an internet connection. Here’s who qualifies.

Lehigh Valley 15 May 2021
Now the federal government — which has grant programs for small businesses, restaurants and more — is going to help low-income households pay to get online ... The program was part of the $2.3 trillion coronavirus stimulus and government spending legislation approved in December that also included direct payments of $600 to most Americans.

County plans for $24 million stimulus

Log Cabin Democrat 15 May 2021
Faulkner County Quorum Court has begun a process where the county will receive $24 million in federal stimulus funding ... The funding is provided through the American Rescue Plan federal program, a COVID-19 economic stimulus package signed into law March 11. The county is not the sole recipient of the money ... The proposed ordinance passed quickly ... Gov ... .

Sheetz announces wage increases

Standard-Speaker 15 May 2021
23 as part of a $12 million investment in a summer stimulus program ... — ROBERT TOMKAVAGE. — ROBERT TOMKAVAGE ....

Uncharted Inflation Territory: Wild Data, Price Scares and Your Money

Money and Markets 15 May 2021
Furthermore, the demand bump should fade once life settles back into normalcy and the government stimulus gravy train winds down. But what if that’s not the case? What if the Fed has painted itself into a corner and it can’t back off of its stimulus programs without killing the economy? These “transitory” price hikes may become actual inflation ... .

Africa’s children are paying for COVID-19 with their futures

Reliefweb 15 May 2021
To put this in perspective, in the last 12 months, the United States has borrowed approximately US$17,000 per citizen to finance stimulus and family support programs, with Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom closer to US$10,000 per head.

Pastor Bo: Preparing for an economic Armageddon with canned goods and a garden

Times Free Press 15 May 2021
Houston, we have a problem indeed ... Duh." ... And those changes will almost certainly not be made, because people have gotten used to the government simply printing money and handing it out for this stimulus that we "deserve," that program to which we are "entitled" and those "basic human rights" that someone else is supposed to pay for ... Three, diversify ... .

Stimulus programs should rehydrate the patient, not drown him | David Moon

Knox News 14 May 2021
Too much of a good thing is not always wonderful ....

GOP: Jobless aid hurting economy

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 14 May 2021
The cuts are likely to fall hardest on more than half a million people who benefit from stimulus programs adopted by Congress at the height of the pandemic, including one targeting those who either are self-employed or work on behalf of gig-economy companies such as Uber.

‘The State’s Too Damn Dirty’: Gov. Newsom Proposes Improving Infrastructure And Social Programs With $100 ...

CBS Sports 14 May 2021
Gavin Newsom on Friday proposed a $268 billion state budget that is one-third larger than the state’s current spending plan, fueled by surging state tax revenues and federal stimulus money ... Stimulus Check Update ... state tax revenues and $27 billion in federal stimulus money.