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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Justin Udo
August 11, 2019 - 1:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The end of a government assistance program in Pennsylvania is hurting many throughout the commonwealth while also taking a toll on an organization who helps those who lost their benefits. The General Assistance program for low-income Pennsylvanians officially ended...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Pat Loeb
August 01, 2019 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The General Assistance program for low-income Pennsylvanians officially ended Thursday, and a legal effort to keep it operating has failed. Commonwealth Court rejected an injunction request by Community Legal Services (CLS), on behalf of several clients, to block the...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Pat Loeb
July 23, 2019 - 3:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The General Assistance program for low-income Pennsylvanians is scheduled to end on Aug. 1 , but two nonprofit legal groups are trying to save it. Community Legal Services (CLS) and Disability Rights Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit, arguing that the state acted...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
June 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House is expected to vote as soon as Wednesday on legislation to once again eliminate Pennsylvania’s General Assistance program, and a key state senator says that chamber is likely to take it up before summer recess. A 2012 law that ended the $200 monthly...
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Tony Romeo
March 30, 2019 - 5:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A bill that would once again eliminate Pennsylvania’s $200 per month cash assistance program could get a vote in the state House when lawmakers return to session next month. A 2012 law that ended the program was struck down on a technicality related to how it was...
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Tony Romeo
July 18, 2018 - 6:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Wolf administration says it is reviewing and assessing the impact of a state Supreme Court ruling that has struck down a law that ended Pennsylvania's general cash assistance program for those in need. The law that ended cash assistance was passed by the...
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