Living with a disability is very expensive – even with government assistance | Opinion

BY: - March 29, 2021

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


While you weren’t looking Trump declared war on the poor with food stamps cuts | John L. Micek

BY: - July 26, 2019

In Pennsylvania, 1.75 million million of the state's 13 million people are on food stamps, according to data compiled by the state Department of Human Services, which administers the program.


The Legislature’s failure to pass a minimum wage hike, while eliminating General Assistance, was a gut punch to Philadelphia | Opinion

BY: - July 7, 2019

Eliminating the General Assistance program is simply the wrong decision. It is one of the most vital human services programs we have in our state today, while also amounting to a relatively small portion of the state budget.

In Cumberland County, Pa. Sen. Casey makes the case for closing ‘WIC gap’

BY: - June 6, 2019

As he looks to make fixes to a federal program that gives new mothers and their children a leg up on nutrition and healthy habits, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey turned to experts for advice. Sitting in the cafeteria at a suburban Harrisburg grocery store, Pennsylvania’s senior U.S. senator listened intently as workers on the front […]