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Senate Committee Approves DPW Name Change Bill; Sets Stage for Final Vote in January

From the Campaign for What Works (http://whycutwhatworks.myfastsite.net/): House Bill 993 Gets Strong 9-2 Vote in Committee The drive to change the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services took an important step forward with … Continue reading

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Five Former PA Governors Support Name Change for Dept of Public Welfare

March 28, 2013 Posted at http://s.pennlive.com/gYYcOhj Words matter. Names matter. Stigma lasts. These should be reasons enough for Pennsylvania to change the name of our Department of Public Welfare (DPW). If providing “welfare” to “welfare” recipients is what the Department … Continue reading

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Support the Renaming of the Department of Public Welfare

From the Campaign for What Works (http://whycutwhatworks.myfastsite.net/): Sign the Petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/561/687/696/change-the-dept-of-public-welfares-name-to-the-dept-of-human-services/! State Senators Bob Mensch (R-Montgomery) and Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) have introduced legislation that would change the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human … Continue reading

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Final 2012-13 Budget Analysis: Failing to Invest in a Stronger PA Economy

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): July 13, 2012 The General Assembly has enacted a 2012-13 state budget that restores some of the cuts proposed by Governor Tom Corbett to public schools, universities and other services, while leaving … Continue reading

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Final Budget Takes a Step Toward Reinvesting in People and Communities, But Leaves Our Most Vulnerable Citizens Behind

HARRISBURG, PA (June 29, 2012) – Stephen Drachler and Peg Dierkers, co-chairs of the Better Choices for Pennsylvania Coalition, issued the following statement on the final 2012-13 budget: “The final budget restores some of the cuts proposed by the governor. … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Support Better Choices than Those Offered in the PA House Budget—Call In Day May 19

From Better Choices for Pennsylvania (http://betterchoicesforpa.com/default.aspx):   Pennsylvania House Republican leaders unveiled a state budget plan last week that represents a shift in the cuts rather than a restoration of funding for critical services.   It restores only $243 million … Continue reading

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Fighting Poverty in the 112th Congress

From Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Common Good Forum (http://catholicsinalliance.org/thecommongoodforum.php):   By Melissa Boteach and Katie Wright, Half in Ten Program, Center for American Progress February 9, 2011   During the last two years, advocates fighting poverty have … Continue reading

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Federal FMAP Funding in Jeopardy—Act Now to Save It

From Better Choices for Pennsylvania (http://betterchoicesforpa.com/default.aspx):   FMAP refers to the federal percentage of matching funds for state Medicaid expenditures. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 enhanced the FMAP for states through December 2010 to help address a … Continue reading

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