Pa. Department of Welfare

(A July 31st protest on South Broad Street in Philadelphia against the end of the state welfare program known as "General Assistance.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Lawsuit Aims to Overturn Recent Cuts in Pennsylvania’s Welfare Programs

Act 80, passed this year, eliminated the $150-million general assistance fund, which gave monthly cash grants of about $200 to more than 61,000 low-income and disabled Pennsylvanians.


file photo(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Hundreds Block Broad St., Protesting End of Pa. General Assistance Payments

Those cash payments of $200 a month for single adults, couples without children, and some disabled people, end Wednesday.


(File photo.  Credit: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

Advocates For Poor Say Pa. Assistance Cuts Will Hit Philadelphia Hardest

The cuts in aid to 61,000 poor Pennsylvanians go into effect July 31st.


(An elderly man pushes his oxygen as he and his wife arrive to vote in Des Moines, Iowa.  Credit: Jewel Samad/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Pa. Officials Urge Nursing Homes To Provide Residents With Voter ID Cards

Under the new law, a photo ID from any of Pennsylvania’s personal care or long-term care facilities is acceptable at the polls as long as it has an expiration date.


(L-R:  Caroline Fox, a PCA long-term-care registered nurse; Celeste Paylor-Sulaiman, PCA care manager; caregiver Bobbi Jones.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia Corp. For Aging Says State Is Shackling Its Ability to Serve Elderly

PCA says it’s due to new state regulations that take effect July 1st.