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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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Mayor Jim Kenney addresses the Take Charge Philly convening.
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Cherri Gregg
June 14, 2018 - 6:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia was the first to challene a proposed federal rule change that would bar immigrant families from accessing basic health care and nutrition assistance. Lawyers are gearing up for the next phase of battle. The "public charge" test is a federal...
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