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“Wolf says he’ll end food-stamp asset test if elected governor”

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This October 24, 2014 talks about Tom Wolf’s plan to try to reinstate the General Assistance program in Pennsylvania and to also try to detach the car ownership from food stamps

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“Lawsuit seeks restoration of Pennsylvania’s General Assistance for the disabled”

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This October 3, 2012 article on the Philly.com website talks about the lawsuit being made to try to restore General Assistance according to the article the action by Governor Corbett may have been unconstitutional

“Changes in Pa. policy worry advocates for those in need”

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This September 11, 2012 article on the NewsWorks website talks about the block grant that 20 counties will receive as part of a pilot program to see if that type of budget works or not in Pennsylvania for human services.  The article also raises concerns for those who had been in the former General Assistance program.

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Philly demonstration protests end of General Assistance”

Minnesota capitol building vigil in support of...

Minnesota capitol building vigil in support of General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) (Photo credit: Fibonacci Blue)

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This August 1, 2012 article found on the Philly.com website highlights concerns being raised by people protesting the elimination of Pennsylvania’s General Assistance program..

“Waiting for Corbett to deliver options”

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This July 27, 2012 article found on the Philly.com website continues to raise the question of whether Governor Tom Corbett has made any progress or even attempted to find alternative options for folks who are losing their General Assistance benefit this month.

“Pennsylvania cuts services for most needy” (Editorial)

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This July 11, 2012 article found on the Standard Speaker website talks about the reality faced by about 70,000 Pennsylvanians this month.  Letters have been sent to recipients of General Assistance informing them they will no longer receive benefits after July 30, 2012

“With loss of general assistance program, many in Lehigh Valley unsure of next step”

Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region o...

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

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This July 1, 2012 article on The Morning Call website, talks about the impact of the elimination of the General Assistance program.  It is an article specific to Lehigh Valley, but the same story is playing out across the state.

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