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Pa. just eliminated general assistance. The need for it hasn’t gone away

Pa. just eliminated general assistance. The need for it hasn’t gone away

By Katie Muth, Maria Collett and Lindsey Williams

This week marks the end of General Assistance (GA) as we know it. The life-saving program that has helped thousands of Pennsylvanians get back on their feet and bridge the gap to self-sustainability ended on Aug. 1.

After a difficult battle through the legislative process and an underhanded maneuver to tie the elimination of GA to millions of dollars of hospitals, we accept that the program will cease to exist. However, that does not mean that the need has vanished.

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Military Family Education Program Bill Passes Senate Unanimously

Military Family Education Program Bill Passes Senate Unanimously

Pittsburgh, Pa. − June 4, 2019 − The Military Family Education Program (MFEP), or “Pennsylvania G.I. Bill”, passed unanimously out of the Senate today. The Bill has now been referred to the House of Representatives for consideration. The House overwhelmingly passed a...

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