Issues: Human Services


RELEASE: PA Legislative Leader, Policy Experts, & Residents Impacted by COVID Crisis Call for Senate Action on Relief Package

July 23, 2020   Pennsylvania Legislative Leader, Policy Experts, & Residents Impacted by COVID Crisis Call for Senate Action...

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MEMO FROM STATE LEGISLATORS: Federal Pandemic Relief and Recovery to State Governments

MEMO TO: The United States Congressional Delegation from Pennsylvania FROM: Members of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania DATE: Monday,...

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The Moral Equivalent of Wartime Equality: Public Policies in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Pennsylvania

The coronavirus poses a number of serious challenges to every country and to every state in the nation, and...

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Bipartisan Senate Farm Bill Aims to Strengthen SNAP, Not Undermine it Like the House’s Proposed Bill

Last Friday, June 8, the Senate Agricultural Committee came out with its plan for the Senate Farm Bill. Keeping...

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Rep. Fitzpatrick Made the Right Choice on SNAP Cuts; Unfortunately, Rep. Costello Did Not

Last week, the House of Representatives voted against the troubling Farm Bill that had recently passed through the Agricultural...

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Complicated Work Requirements Will Upend SNAP as a Stabilizing Force for Those in Crisis

Over the last couple months, we at the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center have been holding community conversations to...

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Take Action Now: Food Stamp Work Requirements Will Harm People with Criminal Records Trying to Build New Lives

These work requirements would lead to loss of SNAP and to food insecurity among many low-income Americans not fortunate...

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Proposed Elimination of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

The following is a guest post from Steven Martinez, Communications Director at the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania:

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Winners and Losers

Governor Wolf decided yesterday to allow the latest Republican budget to become law. We were hoping he would veto...

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Sometimes Persistence Pays Off

You may have seen in the news this week that Governor Tom Wolf eliminated the so-called asset test, which...

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