HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is pushing a proposal that would give $2,000 direct payments to many Pennsylvania residents. The plan would apply to households earning under $80,000 a year.
The money would come from excess American Rescue Plan funds.READ MORE: Thousands Protest Outside Philadelphia City Hall After Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade
“This money could be used to cover necessary expenses for essential items and services like housing, transportation, food, utilities, broadband and healthcare — things each of us need to be able to maintain our own individual well-being and contribute to our communities,” Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Meg Snead said.READ MORE: Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, Allowing States To Ban Abortion
So far, the plan has had no support from Republicans in Harrisburg.MORE NEWS: Roe v. Wade Overturned: Officials In Philadelphia Region React To Supreme Court Ruling Allowing States To Ban Abortion
The new fiscal year begins on July 1.