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“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,

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“Intellectual disability advocates hold huge rally at Capitol”

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This article found on abc27.com dated May 2, 2012, discusses a rally held by members of the Intellectual Disability Community at the rotunda of the Pennsylvania state capital building.  Hats off to those Senators and Representatives who were encouraging the folks participating in the rally to make themselves heard by Governor Corbett.

To those who are organizing and participating in the rallies against Gov. Corbett’s proposed 20% cut to mental health and intellectual disability services I tip my hat to all of you, you’re doing what I can only dream of doing.

“Jerome man still upbeat after workshop layoff”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Somerset County

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

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This article found on the Daily American Website out of Somerset County, dated April 27, 2012 offers a life story about what has happened to this man, but could also be repeated many times over if Governor Corbett’s proposed budget cuts are implemented.

“Cuts to mental health care are mentally disturbing”

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This article found on TheDailyReview.com dated April 29, 2012 explains some of the history behind the statements about promises being broken by the Corbett administration.

“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.

“Budget ax hits home”

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This article found on LancasterOnline.com dated April 9, 2012 talks about concerns raised on the potential risk for folks with mental illnesses to end up either on the streets or re-institutionalized as a result of Corbett’s proposed budget cuts to mental health services.

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