Pa. Supreme Court Tosses 2012 Welfare Law Over How Bill Was EnactedA Pennsylvania law that ended cash welfare benefits in 2012 and changed other human services provisions is being invalidated over methods used to push it through the Legislature by Republican majorities.
Report: 75 Percent Of Pennsylvania Welfare Applicants Were Denied According to many people in Pennsylvania, they believe that the dramatic drop of accepted welfare recipients is due to a law put in to place in 2012. July 2012 brought a state law that required all applicants to apply to at least three jobs a week while they are receiving welfare and while their application is still pending.
'Ghost' Workers Charged In Welfare SchemeA woman who used to work for a company that contracted with the Department of Public Welfare to pay caregivers is among several charged in a counterfeit check cashing scheme involving "ghost" workers.
Official Says EBT Glitch Caused By Upgrade, Not ShutdownUsers of the Electronic Benefits Transfer System locally and in other states have reported that their cards weren’t working Saturday.
Police: Children Left Home Alone While Parents Visit Methadone ClinicThe children were both sleeping in their beds.
Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don't Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% ControversyRomney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.
Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare 'Reform' JustifiedAccording to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.
Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government AssistanceStricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.