“Could there be a December surprise in Pennsylvania’s state budget debate? Some are pushing for it.”

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This December 2, 2015 article talks about things people hope to see in what many are hoping willĀ  be a soon to be passed budget.

“‘Quiet crisis’ as Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate grinds on”

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This September 12, 2015 article out of Harrisburg, PA found on the Philly.com website talks about the ongoing budget stalemate …. I have to wonder if the government official’s pay was put on hold until a budget was passed if maybe they would consider passing it in a more timely manner … just because they have everything they need doesn’t mean that the people they are screwing with by not passing a budget have everything they need.

“State budget tardy for beginning of school year, and that hurts Pennsylvania students: Nathan Mains”

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This August 24, 2015 article on the PennLive.com website talks about the potential impact the late budget will have on schools in Pennsylvania.

“EDITORIAL: Property tax reform plans show consensus”

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This August 5, 2015 article found on the Montgomery Media website talks more about the ongoing stalemate over the Pennsylvania State Budget.

“Day 36 of the Pennsylvania state budget impasse, and neither side is budging.”(Montgomery)

“Gov. Wolf at Willow Hill Elementary Monday on Budget Impasse”

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This July 27, 2015 WNPV-1440 segment talks about Governor Wolf’s presentation at a high school about the need to increase education funding and other budget related concerns.

“Pennsylvania state budget battles of the past”

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This June 28, 2015 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about some of the past budgets about how long it took to pass them and common themes seen for holdup in passing budgets.

“Local Produce for Local Food Banks”

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This July 16, 2015 segment on the WNEP-16 News Station talks about how the delay in passing a state budget is impacting a program for connecting farmers with food banks to not only make fresh produce more readily available, but to decrease waste of said produce by decreasing the amount of transporting involved in getting produce to food banks.

I do realize this isn’t exactly a mental health issue, but for the people who rely on help from food banks, having reliable access to food and not worrying as much about where their next meal is coming from can have an impact on their mental health and whether they are able to have the nutrients needed to keep going despite their financial struggles as they try to overcome their situations.

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