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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

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

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