The governor is asking for an additional $225 million in federal funding.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — Governor Tom Wolf is pushing state lawmakers to provide more in hazard pay for frontline workers.

The governor is asking for an additional $225 million from Pennsylvania’s share of federal CARES Act funding. So far, about 41,000 workers have received a pay boost from the state’s Hazard Pay Program.

“Pennsylvanians who work front-line, essential jobs during this pandemic deserve our gratitude and our respect, but even more, they deserve compensation for their hard work,” Wolf said in a release.