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Pennsylvania now accepting heating bill assistance program applications

Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

By Julia Zenkevich/WESA

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Updated: 2022-09-22 17:50:53

Abortion, reproductive health takes center stage at the Pennsylvania Capitol

Anti-abortion activists gathered to rally for more restrictions to the procedure this week. The Wolf administration and a few Democrats pushed back by pointing out abortion is still legal.
By Sam Dunklau

Enrolled in Medicaid in Pennsylvania? You might need to choose a new health plan

Half a million Pennsylvanians who are enrolled in Medicaid will have to select a new health plan by August 16.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Pennsylvania will delay closures of two institutions for people with intellectual disabilities

The centers are slated to close Nov. 30, later than originally planned, “due to challenges with the pandemic,” state Department of Human Services officials said.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Advocates in Pennsylvania push for more state funds for disability services and higher wages for workers

The state’ budget is due June 30 for the new fiscal year that begins July 1
By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Updated: 2022-03-11 10:30:42

Pennsylvania agency heads pitch higher funding to help address staffing woes

The State Police, Labor & Industry, Education and Human Services departments say they need to directly hire or encourage more staff to join their professions in the coming year.

By Sam Dunklau

Pa. sets aside $655 million in federal pandemic relief money for child care programs

Between March 2020 and the end of August 2021, 921 child care providers permanently closed in Pennsylvania and 680 new ones opened.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF