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Castor Suggests 2nd COVID-19 Stimulus Check May Be Needed

U.S. Rep Kathy Castor speaks before former Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist at a campaign rally Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Crist announced that he is running again for governor, this time as a Democrat.
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US.  Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) says the financial boost coming to citizens from the federal government may not be the only one.

“Cash assistance is a one-time payment. Depending on how long this public health emergency lasts, we may have to come back in a subsequent emergency aid package and make another payment. My colleagues are already discussing what may happen next.”

The federal government has agreed to give Americans money during the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. Castor has released an online tool to help Floridians understand the facts of the stimulus check.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.