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Football legend Brett Favre has partnered with Attorney General Lynn Fitch to encourage Mississippians to “stay home” during the COVID-19 pandemic, in an effort to help keep Mississippians safe and healthy.

You can read the statement from Attorney General Lynn Fitch about this initiative with Brett Favre below.

Message from the Attorney General
Brett Favre teams with Attorney General Lynn Fitch for "stay home" initiative.
Mississippi Sports Legend teams with General Lynn Fitch for
“Stay Home” Message
I was so excited to team up with NFL and Mississippi legend Brett Favre to help spread the word on the importance of looking out for each other by staying at home.
Click on the video (right) to hear our message.
Team Mississippi - A message from Attorney General Fitch & Mississippi Sports Legend Brett Favre
Rising Costs at the Grocery Store
Brett Favre teams with Attorney General Lynn Fitch for "stay home" initiative.
During this pandemic, my office has received numerous calls and emails from consumers about the prices of many items that you and your family rely on each week, including toilet paper, hand sanitizer, bottled water, and some food products. With so many Americans out of work or working reduced hours, truly tough decisions about how you spend your money are becoming more commonplace. It’s only natural to be frustrated when you go to the grocery store and see increases in the cost of the staples you need.
My office has been investigating these complaints and sending out cease and desist letters where potential price gouging could be at play. And, we have been just as aggressive at investigating whether the seller is a brick-and-mortar shop or an online seller on eBay, Amazon, or Facebook.
However, I do want to caution you that not all instances of higher prices are price gouging. Changes in supply and demand and increases in costs along the supply chain can cause prices at the check-out line to go up without any unfair windfall to the farmers who grow the products or even the stores who are selling them to you. This has been particularly true when it comes to food commodities, like eggs and ground beef, which are becoming an even more important part of our daily diets with more people eating at home.
We are all feeling the tight economy right now, whether you are the farmer producing the eggs, the local grocer selling them, or the consumer buying them to feed your family. My office will not tolerate price gouging, but I encourage everyone to help one another get through this crisis. We will emerge stronger because we will do it together.
Brett Favre teams with Attorney General Lynn Fitch for "stay home" initiative.
How to Receive Your Stimulus Check if You Aren’t Required to File Taxes
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the United States Department of Treasury recently launched a new website geared towards those who aren’t required to file taxes but still need a way to receive their stimulus checks.
The site can be used by:
  • U.S. Citizens and residents aliens who have a valid social security number.
  • Those who cannot be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer.
  • Those who have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) under certain limits. In most cases, an individual’s gross income cannot exceed $12,200 ($24,400 for married couples).
You will need to provide your full name, mailing address, email address, and payment information if you would like your stimulus check deposited into your bank account. You can also decide to have a paper check mailed instead.
If you filed 2018 or 2019 taxes; you receive Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), or survior benefits; or you receive Railroad Retirement benefits, you don’t have to do anything to receive your money. In fact, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has already started to do direct deposits where available.
For more information, visit the IRS and U.S. Treasury website.
Brett Favre teams with Attorney General Lynn Fitch for "stay home" initiative.

 

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