‘We should not do nothing.’ Gov. Tom Wolf unveils $1.7B spending plan for federal relief money
The proposal, which has support from House and Senate Democrats and comes less than a week ahead of Wolf’s expected 2022-23 budget address, would use American Rescue Plan money allocated to Pennsylvania last year to help with pandemic recovery, business and worker support, and climate action.
DHS unveils plan for Pa. American Rescue Plan dollars | Five for the Weekend
Happy weekend, all. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on Thursday shared the highlights of its spending plan for approximately $1.2 billion federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). “We have an unprecedented opportunity with this federal funding to support those who have been supporting individuals and families in our communities throughout the pandemic,” acting DHS Secretary Meg Snead said […]
Pa. extends postpartum Medicaid coverage for pregnant persons
The extension will take effect beginning April 1, 2022 and will be available for five years as an optional part of the American Rescue Plan.
Nurses care for us – it’s time we stand up and do more for them | Opinion
Having worked as a registered nurse in hospital settings for 27 years I can attest a nurse spends about 75 minutes with a patient. A nurse sees the truth behind the diagnosis. A nurse sees the reality of a treatment. A nurse is a caregiver, a counselor, an advocate.
Senate Democrats propose ‘New Deal’ spending plan for Pa. relief funds
Democrats said their $6.15 billion plan focuses on creating jobs, opportunity and equity by investing in human services, economic development and public health.
Here’s what Toomey, the deficit hawk, got wrong about the COVID-19 stimulus | Mike Connolly
Let’s remember in the years to come that every time the deficit hawks cry and screech, we don’t have to listen.
U.S. House sends Biden giant $1.9T COVID relief package; Pa. lawmakers break on party lines
Biden is expected to sign it on Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing.