Lawsuit Aims to Overturn Recent Cuts in Pennsylvania's Welfare ProgramsAct 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.
Hundreds Block Broad St., Protesting End of Pa. General Assistance PaymentsThose cash payments of $200 a month for single adults, couples without children, and some disabled people, end Wednesday.
Advocates For Poor Say Pa. Assistance Cuts Will Hit Philadelphia HardestThe cuts in aid to 61,000 poor Pennsylvanians go into effect July 31st.
Pa. Officials Urge Nursing Homes To Provide Residents With Voter ID CardsUnder 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.
Philadelphia Corp. For Aging Says State Is Shackling Its Ability to Serve ElderlyPCA says it's due to new state regulations that take effect July 1st.