(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.