House Republicans want stricter welfare eligibility requirements

House Republicans want stricter welfare eligibility requirements

The House Appropriations Committee questioned representatives of the Department of Human Services (DHS) about how the agency ensures it only provides services for those in need.


Republicans expressed concerns about welfare fraud and recipients that are not actively looking for work.


Republicans pushed for House Bill 59 that Gov. Wolf vetoed last session. The bill would have put stronger work requirements onto welfare recipients.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Common Sense Caucus lays out budget priorities in advance of governor’s budget address

Common Sense Caucus lays out budget priorities in advance of governor’s budget address

The Common Sense Caucus—a self-entitled voting bloc within the House Republican Caucus prioritizing lower state spending, regulatory and welfare reform, and economic growth—sought to get ahead of Gov. Tom Wolf’s upcoming budget address by laying out their budget priorities and concerns at a Thursday news conference.

Thursday, February 1, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
House Republicans to prioritize welfare reform in 2018

House Republicans to prioritize welfare reform in 2018

House Republicans stood at a baker’s dozen Tuesday in support of a package of what will be 20 pieces of legislation that seek to implement welfare reforms, an agenda being pushed by the House’s majority caucus in 2018.

The effort, spearheaded by Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill) and Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), is said to be one of the many ways House Republicans are trying to tackle fiscal issues facing the Commonwealth.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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