By CBS3 Staff

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.

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“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.

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So far, the plan has had no support from Republicans in Harrisburg.

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The new fiscal year begins on July 1.