Tweets of the Week - July 29, 2019

Tweets of the Week - July 29, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, August 2, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Highly-debated cash assistance program ends as Commonwealth Court denies injunction

Highly-debated cash assistance program ends as Commonwealth Court denies injunction

A cash assistance program that benefited some of Pennsylvania’s poorest and most vulnerable residents comes to an end today.

The General Assistance program, which sparked fiery debates in the General Assembly this session, formally ends Thursday after Gov. Tom Wolf signed Republican-backed legislation to end the program back in June. 
Thursday, August 1, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 16: Will you accept this rose?

Right 2 Know Episode 16: Will you accept this rose?

The temperatures may be cooling off in Harrisburg but the policy talks are heating up in the R2K studio. Justin talks about how the national immigration debate has come to Berks County, while Andrew gives an update on the latest legal challenge to the General Assistance repeal. And, yes, we discuss The Bachelor and how it would be much better with a dose of politics. Like what you hear? Follow us on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.
Thursday, July 25, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Citing single subject rule, groups file suit to halt General Assistance repeal

Citing single subject rule, groups file suit to halt General Assistance repeal

A coalition of activists in Philadelphia is filing suit in an effort to halt the decision by Republican lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf to end the state’s cash assistance program for poor residents, a move widely anticipated by observers.

Community Legal Services and Disability Rights Pennsylvania filed suit in Commonwealth Court Monday alleging the law repealing General Assistance, controversially signed by Wolf last month, violated the state constitution’s single subject.
Monday, July 22, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Amid national media attention, Senate Democrats set to push for restarting General Assistance

Amid national media attention, Senate Democrats set to push for restarting General Assistance

Senate Democrats are looking to reinstate a cash assistance program for the commonwealth’s poorest residents, coming just days after Gov. Tom Wolf officially signed a bill ending the initiative.

A quartet of freshmen, led by Sen. Katie Muth (D-Montgomery), are seeking co-sponsorship for what they are calling the “Emergency Relief Program,” designed to mimic the $200-a-month cash payments distributed under the newly ended General Assistance.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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