Approximately 60,000 families in Florida are about to get a check in the mail for $450. The checks are being mailed out in an attempt to help families with rising costs of food, school supplies and inflation in general. A state representative said since Florida’s state budget has a surplus, the move would not create more inflation. It’s still unclear who will get checks and who will not, though the funding initiative was announced at a conference for foster and adoptive families. Single mothers will also be eligible for the payment. The governor’s office issued a statement yesterday, saying the payments were to help recipients to get ahead and experience prosperity. The state government has been careful to not refer to the payments as stimulus checks, as the federal government did a while back. In total, $35 million dollars has been allocated for the plan. The one-time payment can be used for anything, whether you need school supplies or a full tank of gas. Another program that is expected to help parents starts next week, when a tax holiday kicks in. From July 25th through August 7th, everything from school supplies to clothing, shoes and computers will be exempt from taxation. The Florida Governor’s offcie says the two programs are part of a much larger, statewide plan that is designed to ease financial constraints of families in the Sunshine State. Source: WFLA.com
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