HARRISBURG, Pa. (Erie News Now) – In the halls of the capitol last week, We the People PA are requesting the legislature use over $3 billion in rescue plan money to fund direct aid to people and small businesses.
The group is requesting every car or light truck owner receive a $250 payment from the state.
This would cost the state $1.8 billion, and another $1.4 billion towards property tax rebates, the PA Opportunity Program and COVID relief for small business.
“It’s time to help families and businesses afford the higher cost of food, housing, childcare and gas,” said Nick Pressley of We the People PA. “We are here today to call in the general assembly to use American Rescue Plan funds.”
The General Assembly has not yet moved the idea forward.