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“Some moves made while county waits on state budget”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Beaver County

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

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This May 31, 2012 article found on the TimesOnline website talks about efforts being made in Beaver County to try to lessen the impact on the people who receive services at a place called Friendship Ridge

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.

“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.

“People who will be affected by Corbett’s cuts”

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This March 29, 2012 article found on Philly.com describes who the people are that will be effected by Corbett’s budget.  This article is about more than numbers and dollars it is about people.

“No funds for Tourette syndrome group in proposed Pennsylvania budget “

Tourettes pilgrimage

Tourettes pilgrimage (Photo credit: Anchorage)

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This article found on PublicOpinionOnline.com posted circa Feb 23, 2012 Talks about a program that supports folks with Tourette syndrome, that will most likely have to shut down if they get the $0  funding proposed in Governor Corbett’s budget.

“Corbett budget hurts health, education, Phila. official says”

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/118287079.html

This article found on Philly.com dated March 19, 2011 offers a different view of the impact of the budget from what MHA has offered  I’ll allow the articles to speak for themselves and let folks decide what they want to accept as valid though I will say the contrast in views is intriguing.

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