HARRISBURG – Legislation to allow Pennsylvanians to voluntarily donate their federal stimulus money is being proposed by Sen. Anthony Williams of Delaware & Philadelphia Counties. Such funds would go into a Pennsylvania Common Wealth Account, earmarked for assistance programs. The Democrat said while many working Pennsylvanians are suffering from the pandemic, facing lost hours or even unemployment, others in more fortunate circumstances have expressed a desire to help their fellow citizens. By establishing the account, taxpayers could redirect all or a portion of their stimulus check to the state, which in turn would be authorized to direct those funds into programs which help the neediest Pennsylvanians – property tax & rent rebates, temporary assistance for needy families, CHIP or medical assistance. Williams is seeking co-sponsors and plans to introduce the legislation shortly.

SEN. ANTHONY WILLIAMS