Posts Tagged ‘welfare’
Well-timed study says living near SEPTA is money

Well-timed study says living near SEPTA is money

SEPTA may be in a funding fight for its life, and if they lose, don’t say they didn’t go down swinging. The Authority recently commissioned a study to show the effect of access to regional rail on the prices of suburban houses. It’s pretty much a naked attempt to prove their worth to the southeastern part of the state outside the city, and it may be just...

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Will Corbett’s ‘Medicaid-like’ expansion require work searches for the employed?

Will Corbett’s ‘Medicaid-like’ expansion require work searches for the employed?

Come view my Modest Proposal. So, it’s come to this. Gov. Tom Corbett’s strategy of quiet spite is finally leading to the place it’s supposed to be: Anonymous sources feeling out their own rumors released to the media. After a year of non-answers on Medicaid expansion—then a truly terrible episode in which the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...

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State Rep. claims welfare recipients spend state cash on drugs ‘in many cases’

State Rep. claims welfare recipients spend state cash on drugs ‘in many cases’

Rep. Jerry Knowles When Governor Tom Corbett implied that Pennsylvania’s unemployed were a bunch of drugged-out deadbeats last week, he may not have realized at least one member of his camp was ready to put that message into legislation. After all, the media, the Democrats and just about everyone else called the governor out for his comments (”there are...

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DAILY GRINDER: Corbett Repeats Fake, Discredited Welfare-to-Work Smear on Philly Visit

DAILY GRINDER: Corbett Repeats Fake, Discredited Welfare-to-Work Smear on Philly Visit

During one of his stops in Philly yesterday, Governor Tom Corbett went out of his way to repeat a discredited claim that the Obama Administration has weakened the work requirement in the welfare-to-work program. “We need to get people off of dependency with the government by getting them jobs, by building the economy, not by waiving rules of looking for...

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DAILY GRINDER: City Council Closer To Bike Lane Veto Power

DAILY GRINDER: City Council Closer To Bike Lane Veto Power

Bikers beware, City Council is that much closer to giving itself veto power over creating bike lanes. Under a new bill in City Hall, bike lanes would need “City Council’s blessing” and hearings would be held with public input. A Kennett Square man was convicted of attempting to smuggle cocaine and heroin into the United States from Panama. The City Planning...

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Norquist Tells Pa Republicans: Don’t be a ‘Rat Head’

Norquist Tells Pa Republicans: Don’t be a ‘Rat Head’

Image: Wiki Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist spoke to the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on Friday and, as is his shtick, filled his speech with a few odd metaphors. Norquist is well-known for both creating the anti-tax pledge of the 2010 elections and once saying he wishes for government to be small enough that you could “drown it in the bathtub,” among...

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In Midst of Cuts, PA Group Calls for Even More ‘Welfare Reform’

In Midst of Cuts, PA Group Calls for Even More ‘Welfare Reform’

Last week, Gov. Tom Corbett proposed cutting $470 million in cuts to the Dept. of Public Welfare, including $300 million from the General Assistance Program. He also proposed 20 percent in cuts to state universities and 30 percent from state-related universities. Eighty-nine thousand kids have been cut from Medicaid benefits. The cuts have drawn ire from...

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Welfare Drug Testing Rolls Out in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has taken the first baby step toward its drug testing for welfare recipients program. The program, which passed the Legislature and was signed into law last year, has begun as a pilot program in Schuylkill County and will move throughout the entire state assuming it’s cost effective — which may sound odd assuming you heard about the latest...

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DAILY GRINDER: Gov. Ed Rendell ‘Believer’ in Newspapers’ Ability to Profit

Former Governor Ed Rendell is leading a so-called “civic-minded” effort to buy the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, after news reports surfaced last week saying two hedge funds with major stakes in the Philly Media Network want to sell. “They’re as big a believer as I am that the Philadelphia Media Network can turn a profit, but that’s...

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DAILY GRINDER: Lawyer Blames Attorney General for Joe Paterno’s Death

We love accused child torturer Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer, Karl Rominger. And not in a good way: He just has that umph! you only see in the slimiest, greasiest of defense attorneys. Now, he’s blaming the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and grand jury report about the investigation into his client, for murdering former Penn State football coach Joe...

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