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“Pa. to end program that ‘saved my life,’ man says”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Chester County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Chester County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article posted within 10 minutes before I found it on June 25, 2012 on the Chester County Daily News website talks about one story of many depicting the lives that will be directly affected by the loss of general assistance and describes how general assistance can mean the difference between life and death for some.

“Lawmakers to battle Gov. Corbett on cuts to schools, human services”

Location of state of XY (see filename) in the ...

Location of state of XY (see filename) in the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This June 3, 2012 article on PennLive.com talks about the political battle being waged in Pennsylvania over the Governor’s budget.

“Vulnerable citizens will suffer if Gov. Corbett’s budget cuts pass”

A Christmas Carol - Ghosts of Departed Usurers

A Christmas Carol – Ghosts of Departed Usurers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article dated June 2, 2012 on the PennLive.com website uses Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” to offer an image of the impact Corbett’s budget would have on Pennsylvanians

“Dauphin County Commissioner Jeff Haste suggests ending human services programs in face of looming state funding cuts”

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This article found on PennLive.com dated May 16, 2012 offers an image of the level of frustration being felt across the state as the gap closes on the release of the state budget.  One Commissioner is suggesting revolt in this article, while others discuss their concerns but are also looking at the lives that will be effected by the budget however it plays out.

Rally to be held in Erie, PA

A rally is to be held at 2pm on May 16, 2012 in Perry Square in Erie, PA in protest of Governor Corbett’s proposed 20% budget cut to mental health and intellectual disability funding.

Anyone who is receiving mental health services, has received them or knows someone who fits this category is encouraged to attend.

If you are going to be in Erie, PA  at 2pm on May 16, 2012 please consider attending this rally in Perry Square.

“What are we supposed to do with poor people?”

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This article dated May 1, 2012 on the Philly.com website continues the debate over Corbett’s proposed budget,

“Show compassion in crafting budget”

Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region o...

Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This opinion piece found on May 2, 2012 on the Morning Call website, further demonstrates the frustration and concern held by many Pennsylvanians about Gov. Corbett’s proposed cuts to education and social services.

“Mental-health Budget Cuts Loom in York and Adams Counties”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting York County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting York County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article found on PennLive.com dated April 28, 2012 talks about how the proposed budget cuts won’t just mean that services will need to be cut, but also points out that jobs would be cut as well, unfortunately one of the areas that York and Adams counties are indicating could be cut would be their Peer specialists.

“Proposed state budget cuts would hit home: Corbett plan to cut funding for human services by 20% deemed ‘unprecedented.'”

Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region o...

Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article found on The Morning Call website on April 20, 2012 talks about the impact of Corbett’s proposed budget cuts and what it could mean not only for specific programs in the Lehigh Valley, but also what a loss of these vital programs would mean to those who rely on those services.  There is also comments discussing the concerns of those at the county level who will be faced with having to figure out what to or not to cut and the feeling that they are left doing Corbett’s dirty work so to speak if his proposed budget is approved.

This is a lengthy article, but it has a lot packed into it and hits on many different perspectives.  It should be noted that while this article is specific to Allentown area, the concerns raised seem to be echoing across the entire Commonwealth.

“Pa. budget chief: Human services cuts negotiable”

Institute of Mental Health 8, Nov 06

Institute of Mental Health 8, Nov 06 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article found on the StandardSpeaker.com website dated April 1, 2012, discusses the viewpoint of County commissioners surrounding the proposed mental health budget cut.

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