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(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.

10/03/2012

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.

07/31/2012

(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.

07/13/2012

(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.

06/08/2012

(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.

06/07/2012