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Pennsylvania’s pandemic water aid program will end Oct. 28

A $43 million federally-funded water assistance program for Pennsylvanians will end later this month.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Poor People’s Campaign wants to remind lawmakers about General Assistance

The group argues the strong economy makes it a good time to reinstate the cash assistance program. But the GOP-controlled legislature is wary of increased spending.
By Katie Meyer/WITF

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New laws for a new year: Sunday hunting, voting by mail, tobacco 21, a state amphibian and more

Gov. Tom Wolf put his signature on more than 100 bills that reached his desk over the course of last year. Here are 15 of them.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Justices decline to restore cash payments to poor, disabled

Pennsylvania’s highest court is turning down an effort to resume cash welfare assistance to the poor and disabled while litigation continues over a law that ended the payments.

By The Associated Press

Cash assistance program for the poor in Pa. ends today

“Our main concern is for our clients. Our clients will not be having any subsistence income.”
By Katie Meyer/WITF

Advocacy groups attempt to halt imminent General Assistance repeal

The move has been expected ever since the GOP-controlled legislature shoehorned the contentious repeal into a budget bill
By Katie Meyer/WITF

Democrats launching plan to save General Assistance, again

General Assistance was already repealed once, in 2012. Democratic Governor Tom Wolf reinstated it last year after the state Supreme Court ruled the original repeal unconstitutional on a technicality.

By Katie Meyer/WITF