Corbett’s budget plan axes ‘last resort’ help for poor

Posted on June 1st, 2012 in News and Commentary

About 70,000 Pennsylvanians stand to lose their only source of income if spending plan slashes the state’s General Assistance welfare program.


LEHIGH VALLEY MORNING CALL:  Corbett’s $27.1 billion budget proposal would eliminate a program that provides a $205 cash grant each month to disabled, unemployed Pennsylvanians without children, those fleeing domestic violence, adults caring for the sick or disabled, adults in drug or alcohol treatment programs and children living with an unrelated adult.

The grants are meant as a temporary measure, covering people until they either are officially declared disabled or able to return to or find work….  (more)


Leave a Reply


More News


"....I have never made it a consideration whether the subject was popular or unpopular, but whether it was right or wrong; for that which is right will become popular, and that which is wrong, though by mistake it may obtain the cry or fashion of the day, will soon lose the power of delusion, and sink into disesteem." Thomas Paine, Common Sense, on "Financing the War", March 5, 1782


Blog Archives

NewsLanc looks back at a decade of service

NewsLanc looks back at a decade of service

NewsLanc looks back at a decade of service

At 77, we cannot be confident that there will be ...

Convention Center Series

Is Marriott Hotel’s expansion throwing good tax payer money after bad?

“The math is simple. “If the Lancaster County Convention Center ...

Will AG Kane next investigate Lancaster Convention Center ‘miracle’?

The following is excerpted from the NewsLanc Convention Center Series, ...

KEISLING: In social flip, men forced to run office for a woman in state AG’s office

It's "9 to 5," except Bruce Beemer plays Dolly Parton's ...

Lancaster Acquisition of Harrisburg Incinerator

Prospects cloudy for Corbett’s Harrisburg bailout

Prospects cloudy for Corbett’s Harrisburg bailout

by Bill Keisling Corbett Administration officials publicly say the Act 47 ...

Coalition forming to challenge Corbett administration’s Harrisburg bailout plans involving LCSWMA incinerator purchase

by Bill Keisling Citizens dissatisfied with the Corbett administration's plan to ...

Tsukerman on Russia

Truck Drivers Protest in Russia

By Slava Tsukerman [caption id="attachment_73881" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Trucks of the ...

Russian’s attitude towards ISIS

By Slava Tsukerman On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the Russian ...


The value of apologies; the meaning of charity

Two articles in Thursday’s New York Times touched upon important ...

Should prostitution be taxed, regulated and controlled?

Perhaps in a second life, instead of being a pioneer ...

Santa Monica Reporter

“Ex Machina” and “While We’re Young:” a mechanical woman and a mechanical plot

By Daniel Cohen, Santa Monica Reporter Robots have always been prominent ...

Post Mortem on Winter; Fifty Shades of Whips, Tyrants, and a Bond parody

By Dan Cohen, Santa Monica Reporter Last spring we suffered through ...

LGH Series

Does U of P Health System intend to become a health insurance company like Geisinger?

By Robert Field Lancaster General Hospital refuses to provide information to ...

LETTER: Lancaster General manipulates health care

How many people in Lancaster realize that their health care ...