Pa. Legislature’s unfinished budget business leaves uncertainty for schools, human services
Gov. Josh Shapiro’s signature on Pennsylvania’s $45.5 billion budget brought relief Thursday across the commonwealth as the new school year approaches and quarterly payments come due. But his administration’s decision to hold back hundreds of millions in funds for a handful of programs leaves uncertainty for some as school districts work to reconcile their budgets […]
Plan to spend $100M in pandemic aid for mental health expansion passes in Pa. House
Schlossberg, who has spoken openly about his own struggles with mental illness, described the money, which must be allocated by next year, and exhausted by 2026, as “drop in the bucket” compared to the needs of Pennsylvania residents.
Short on cash, but not demand, Pa. counties press for mental health funding hikes
'We're in a crisis, and it’s getting worse,' one county official told the Capital-Star.
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'Our continued work to better mental health care in Pennsylvania takes another step forward,' Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, said.
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The money will revolutionize Pa.'s mental health landscape and improve the lives of so many people.
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Without a considerable increase to the base funding, we are endangering services.
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Gov. Josh Shapiro, lawmakers need to address the crisis of direct support professionals, who are a lifeline for families.
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These are our neighbors and our family members. This is my brother. We must act on their behalf right now.
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The request comes 'in recognition of the mental health and substance abuse crisis affecting our nation from coast to coast.'
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The system is 'severely strained past its breaking point,' an analyst said.
Chestnut Ridge using new state, federal programs to expand services | Helping the Helpers
'We’ve always been the 24-hour mental health and crisis service for Fayette County,' CEO Mike Quinn said. 'That has been going on for 25 or more years.'
As lawmakers break for elections, $100M for mental health care remains out of reach
'This was not made a priority when it should have been, without question,' said state Sen. Maria Collett, D-Montgomery.