Who’s a hero? Some states, cities still debating hazard pay

  • Clarissa Johnson of Hartford marches during a rally in 2020 to demand new laws to protect long-term caregivers and consumers at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

HARTFORD, Conn. — When the U.S. government allowed so-called hero pay for frontline workers as a possible use of pandemic relief money, it suggested occupations that could be eligible from farm workers and childcare staff to janitors and truck drivers.