HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation that carries over $900 million in pandemic-driven aid for hard-hit hospitality businesses, private schools and people struggling to pay rent or utility bills.
Both chambers passed the bill unanimously Friday and Wolf’s office said he'll sign it. Most of the $912 million in the bill is federal aid approved by Congress in December. Some of it, $145 million, is cash from a state worker’s compensation fund that would be available in grants of up to $50,000 for bars, restaurants and hotels with under 300 employees. The majority of the money, $570 million, would help people struggling to pay rent or utilities.