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What's behind the push for a fourth stimulus check

The IRS has issued more than 169 million payments in the third round of direct stimulus aid, with another 2.3 million people last month receiving the $1,400 checks. But some lawmakers are pushing for a fourth round of stimulus aid that would effectively send recurring payments until the pandemic ends.
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Many in New York Are Getting Surprise $1,600 Checks

Surprise! Here's why you may be getting a $1,600 refund. Some New Yorkers should check their bank accounts or mailboxes. Last week the IRS started issuing a $1.5 million tax refund. Paper checks started being mailed out on Friday and money was sent to bank accounts via direct deposit on...
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Virginia House, Senate pass Democratic spending plan

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia House and Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to budget legislation allocating billions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief money, each passing slightly different bills that lawmakers will have to reconcile. Legislators started their work during the special session that convened Monday with a budget...
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4th stimulus check status: $2,000 payment petition, $1,000 for teachers, $600 for Californians

An ongoing petition calling for $2,000 extra per month shows considerable public support for a fourth stimulus check. Yet it appears another round of payments is no longer on Washington's agenda. Instead, Congress is focused on President Joe Biden's infrastructure bill, which doesn't include additional pandemic aid relief. This could be due to signs of an economic rebound and the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, though it's still debatable how the recovery will play out.
Virginia Statesecuritymagazine.com

Virginia announces new resources to promote public safety

Governor Ralph Northam announced that Virginia plans to direct more than $114 million in federal and state funding to support public safety initiatives across the Commonwealth. The proposal includes $62 million in hazard pay and compensation for public safety officials, $35 million to address COVID-19 in correctional facilities, and $17 million for crime reduction and prevention programs and services for victims of crime.
Congress & Courtssecurityboulevard.com

SHOCKER: Senate Says Security Sucks—Still

A U.S. Senate committee graded cybersecurity as ‘poor’ in seven big agency departments. The litany of failures listed in its report are astounding. This damning report comes two years after the previous damning report. How much have things improved? Not much. A billion taxpayer dollars spent on improving things, but...
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