TechnologyOne-time $450 stimulus checks are going out right now...

One-time $450 stimulus checks are going out right now in this state

-

- Advertisment -spot_imgspot_imgspot_imgspot_img

As much as the Biden administration would like to start them back up again, federal stimulus checks dried up months ago on account of a lack of congressional support. Floridians, meanwhile, are in the process of getting surprise $450 checks in the mail, thanks to a budget signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that included steering $35.5 million in state funding to some 59,000 families across the state.

Stimulus checks coming in Florida

That money is coming in the form of one-time checks for $450 per child in foster and adoptive families. “This one-time payment can be used for anything from buying diapers to fueling up at the pump,” reads a letter that accompanies the checks to Floridians.

READ MORE: President Biden just proposed a new stimulus idea that Obama once panned as a ‘gimmick’

We mentioned the lack of any more federal checks at the outset, because that might be one reason why Floridians have been stunned, to say the least, at these new payments. In fact, at least one local TV news station felt compelled to run a segment urging viewers that this is not a scam. And that if you get one of these checks, don’t throw it away. “It’s real!

Likewise, the governor’s spokeswoman tweeted out a photo of those letters, to make sure people understand that they are legitimate.

Florida families: These letters are real. These one-time payments of $450 per child are part of @GovRonDeSantis new budget. Please see the press release from First Lady @CaseyDeSantis roundtable on Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity last week! https://t.co/wl3Uaz40vH pic.twitter.com/uAqI2Jxqo2

— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) July 19, 2022

DeSantis 2024?

These stimulus checks, by the way, follow another round to Floridians in April. Those stemmed from a $100 million budget allocation from the DeSantis administration, which sent out one-time $1,000 checks to first responders like firefighters and paramedics.

Meanwhile, that stimulus check news at home comes as DeSantis’ national profile is increasingly on the ascendance. Multiple polls show him faring better than Trump in a hypothetical 2024 Republican field. On a recent podcast episode, host Joe Rogan also excoriated President Trump will praising DeSantis’ prospects.

“I don’t know if Ron is running, and I don’t ask him,” Trump told the New Yorker last month. “It’s his prerogative. I think I would win.”

Andy Meek profile photo

Andy Meek is a reporter who has covered media, entertainment, and culture for over 20 years. His work has appeared in outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and The Financial Times, and he’s written for BGR since 2015. Andy’s coverage includes technology and entertainment, and he has a particular interest in all things streaming. Over the years, he’s interviewed legendary figures in entertainment and tech that range from Stan Lee to John McAfee, Peter Thiel, and Reed Hastings.

Read More

Latest news

This Curl Cream Has Worked Magic on my Coarse, Dry Curls

As I entered my 30s, I was determined to find a product that would help me revive my curls—and...

The Best Amazon Labor Day Sales to Shop ASAP

Love a good bargain? You're in luck! The Amazon Labor Day sale 2022 is officially here, with major discounts...

Why Tom Holland Fans Are Mad at Amy Schumer

The eye of Sauron that is fandom has turned to gaze upon Amy Schumer and Tom Holland. The two...

Cardi B Just Got Her First Face Tattoo

It's dramatic enough having a scarlet letter permanently affixed to your clothes, but your face? That's bold. Then again,...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_imgspot_imgspot_img

Florence Pugh’s Next Period Drama Is Inspired by a Chilling True Story

Florence Pugh cut her teeth in the 2017 adaptation of Lady Macbeth, a Victorian thriller set in rural Northumberland,...

Must read

Boost EV Battery & e-Axle Testing Productivity

Accurately testing complex systems like electric vehicle (EV) batteries...

2023 Dodge Hornet brings power, speed to compact crossover segment

DETROIT — Dodge is working to stand out in...

President Biden signs $437 billion tax-climate bill

President Joe Biden signed the sweeping tax, climate and...

DAILY DRIVE PODCAST: August 16, 2022

Breadcrumb Home Weekend Drive Podcast EV startups rush to lock in tax...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you