One governor has announced that thousands of Americans may be in line soon for a direct stimulus payment worth $500.
The payments would help those struggling to pay for gas as inflation continues to increase the prices of gas.
A gas tax holiday has been discussed as an option, but Walz thinks the direct payments would be more helpful.
Who can qualify for the stimulus payments?
Payments worth $500 could go to people who make under $164,400 per year.
Married couples making under $273,470 would qualify.
The entire thing would cost Minnesota $2 billion dollars.
If a gas tax holiday was to pass, this means that during the summer a $0.28 gas tax would be lifted.
That relief would take time and happen slowly compared to a quick and direct payment from the state.
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