Pa.’s Fetterman using assistive tech in Senate to aid in stroke recovery | Thursday Morning Coffee
Report: The Senate got a digital upgrade to help its newest member do his job.
Funding for Social Security is at a crisis level. It’s hurting the disabled | Opinion
The failure to serve disabled people with intersectional and marginalized identities represents a crisis in equitable access to disability benefits.
Casey, senators press Justice Dept. for answers on web access for disabled people | Friday Coffee
The federal government is supposed to file biennial reports on its web accessibility efforts. The last one was a decade ago.
Lehigh Co. DA’s prosecution threats over drop-boxes could disenfranchise disabled voters | Opinion
People living with disabilities often need someone to drop off their ballots for them. And they're allowed that help.
Living with a disability is very expensive – even with government assistance | Opinion
Adults with disabilities require, on average, 28% more income to achieve an identical standard of living as a household of the same size and income where no one has disabilities
House Dems’ bill would create new Dept. of Accessibility & Inclusion | Thursday Morning Coffee
Nearly 1 in 4 Pennsylvanians have a disability. The state needs to better serve their needs, two Western Pa. lawmakers argue.
Report: Feds need to close racial gaps in program that helps kids living with disabilities | Tuesday Morning Coffee
A federal program aimed at helping kids living with disabilities is leaving Black and Brown children behind, researchers found.
On anniversary of landmark case, DHS faces allegations it violated law protecting those with disabilities
The case alleges that the state agency violated the Olmstead decision after it placed Doxzon in a nursing facility, despite her desire to remain in the community.
Wolf’s budget earmarks $5M in aid to communities hit by prison, residential center shutdowns
The centers employ hundreds of Pennsylvanians, often in rural areas. But they're expensive. Which means they're the first on the chopping block.
Here’s everything we know so far about Gov. Tom Wolf’s 6th budget
After a month of hints, Gov. Tom Wolf will finally lay out his 2020 budget on Tuesday in front of a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly in the middle of a busy news week. This year, it’s the same day as the State of the Union address, the day after the Iowa Caucus, […]
Wolf underlines veto threat as divided Pa. Senate passes bill blocking admin effort to shutter two centers for the intellectually disabled
The Pennsylvania Senate passed the legislation, from Sen. John Yudichak, I-Luzerne, 28-21 in a near-party line vote.
Facing veto threat, Pa. House approves bill blocking Wolf from closing centers for the intellectually disabled
The chamber’s 139-55 vote on Wednesday afternoon split both Republicans and Democrats, but reached the two-thirds majorities needed to overcome Wolf’s veto promise.