Efforts to salvage cash assistance for Pa.’s poorest citizens fail in the House

Jan Murphy | Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

Legislation that seeks to end permanently a program that provides $200 in monthly general cash assistance to low-income Pennsylvanians starting on July 1 withstood six attempts to give the program at least a partial lease on life.

After a House debate on Wednesday, the bill is teed up for a vote by the full House when members return to legislative session the week of April 8.

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