County Executive Laura Curran joins some other politicians in sending people checks going out of the pandemic…….
With Nassau County’s high homeowner taxes the above amount of a check would be pocket money….
But we’ll take it….
In an effort to help Nassau County continue its recovery from the pandemic, County Executive Laura Curran proposed using government stimulus money to provide direct cash payments to hundreds of thousands of Nassau homeowners.
The program, which Curran called the Nassau County Homeowners Assistance Program would give direct cash payments of $375 to roughly 300,000 Nassau County homeowners. The county would spend $100 million of the $200 million it is getting this year from the federal American Rescue Plan to finance the program.
“This is to benefit the middle class,” Curran said when announcing the program. “And it is my hope that people who receive this check spend that money in Nassau.”
The program is not guaranteed yet, as it needs approval from the Nassau County Legislature. Curran, a Democrat, said she was looking forward to working with the Legislature, which is controlled by Republicans, to get the program enacted.
Curran said that tight budgeting last year, as well as the large relief payment to the county from the federal government, allows the county to make the payments to residents….