‘There is irreparable harm’: Pa. Supreme Court considers temporarily restoring cash assistance for poor Pennsylvanians
Pennsylvania Capital-Star by Sarah Ann Hughes, October 16
PITTSBURGH — The state Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday for and against granting an injunction that would — at least temporarily — bring back cash assistance for poor Pennsylvanians.
The program, known as General Assistance, ended on Aug. 1 after the General Assembly voted to eliminate it as part of the summer budget process. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the measure, which also included a key hospital assessment that brings in $165 million in revenue annually.
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