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Pa. just eliminated general assistance. The need for it hasn’t gone away

Pa. just eliminated general assistance. The need for it hasn’t gone away

By Katie Muth, Maria Collett and Lindsey Williams This week marks the end of General Assistance (GA) as we know it. The life-saving program that has helped thousands of Pennsylvanians get back on their feet and bridge the gap to self-sustainability ended on Aug. 1. After a difficult battle through the legislative process and an underhanded maneuver to tie the elimination of GA to millions of dollars of hospitals, we accept that the program will cease to exist. However, that does not mean that the need has vanished.
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Muth Applauds Signing of Victims’ Rights Legislative Package

Muth Applauds Signing of Victims’ Rights Legislative Package

ROYERSFORD – July 17, 2019 – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) applauded the governor’s signing of six bills that help to ensure and protect the rights of crime victims in Pennsylvania. “It is important to include the rights of victims in criminal justice...

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Muth Announces Housing Assistance Funding for the 44th District

Muth Announces Housing Assistance Funding for the 44th District

ROYERSFORD – July 16, 2019 ­– Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) announced that local elementary schools have been awarded grant funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) to provide healthier food choices...

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Senator Muth Calls for 100% Renewable Energy in Pennsylvania

Senator Muth Calls for 100% Renewable Energy in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – June 2, 2019 – Following the elimination of General Assistance, several members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus circulated a cosponsorship memo to create an emergency relief program that would serve the population now without cash assistance....

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Senator Katie Muth Fair Share Tax legislation Introduced

Harrisburg, PA – June 14, 2019 – Senator Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) announced that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) approved funding that the senator requested for organizations and local governments in her home district....

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Muth Applauds Funding Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence

Muth Applauds Funding Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence

By Katie Muth, Maria Collett and Lindsey Williams This week marks the end of General Assistance (GA) as we know it. The life-saving program that has helped thousands of Pennsylvanians get back on their feet and bridge the gap to self-sustainability ended on Aug. 1. After a difficult battle through the legislative process and an underhanded maneuver to tie the elimination of GA to millions of dollars of hospitals, we accept that the program will cease to exist. However, that does not mean that the need has vanished.
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Senator Muth Hosts District Office Grand Opening

Harrisburg, PA – June  11, 2019 – Senator Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) supports residents pursuing assistance from the Department of Human Services (DHS) Keystone Education Yields Success (KEYS) program.  The KEYS program, in collaboration with community colleges and the DHS, assists students who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and/or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits while pursuing certificates, degrees, or credentials at Pennsylvania’s community colleges to help them graduate and find employment.
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Lawmakers talking death penalty at State Capitol

Lawmakers talking death penalty at State Capitol

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – May 15, 2019 – Former patients of convicted pedophile pediatrician, Dr. Johnnie Barto announced the filing of a lawsuit against Conemaugh Health Systems, Laurel Pediatrics and Johnnie Barto. These are the first lawsuits filed since Barto was...

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Pa. AG Shapiro holds roundtable on Title X at Planned Parenthood office

Pa. AG Shapiro holds roundtable on Title X at Planned Parenthood office

Executions have become a rarity in Pennsylvania with Governor Tom Wolf instituting a moratorium on the death penalty. Now, some lawmakers want to take it a step further and abolish the death penalty in the state. A Pennsylvania inmate has not been executed this century with the last one happening in 1999, but there are still plenty of inmates sitting on death row and some lawmakers think it's doing more harm than good.
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PA Legislators Propose Abolishing The Death Penalty

PA Legislators Propose Abolishing The Death Penalty

LOWER POTTSGROVE — Attorney General Josh Shapiro was in Lower Pottsgrove Friday to discuss reproductive rights and Title X funding. "Every day we are fighting in court to protect women's rights and particularly to protect healthcare and reproductive rights. Fights that we've won, 20, 30, 40 years ago, we're fighting again," Democrat Shapiro said to the group.
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Sen. Muth: End Pa. death penalty

Sen. Muth: End Pa. death penalty

Executions have become a rarity in Pennsylvania with Governor Tom Wolf instituting a moratorium on the death penalty. Now, some lawmakers want to take it a step further and abolish the death penalty in the state. A Pennsylvania inmate has not been executed this century with the last one happening in 1999, but there are still plenty of inmates sitting on death row and some lawmakers think it's doing more harm than good.
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Muth Announces Infrastructure Investments for Chester and Montgomery

Muth Announces Infrastructure Investments for Chester and Montgomery

LOWER POTTSGROVE — Attorney General Josh Shapiro was in Lower Pottsgrove Friday to discuss reproductive rights and Title X funding. "Every day we are fighting in court to protect women's rights and particularly to protect healthcare and reproductive rights. Fights that we've won, 20, 30, 40 years ago, we're fighting again," Democrat Shapiro said to the group.
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Pa. AG Shapiro holds roundtable on Title X at Planned Parenthood office

Limerick Fire Department receives $84K state grant for consolidation

A state Senate committee postponed a planned confirmation hearing for one of Pennsylvania’s top environmental officials, after a bipartisan group of lawmakers raised concerns about his agency’s involvement in controversial gas pipeline project. The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee met Tuesday morning to vote on the nominations of Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell and Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
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Pennsylvania lawmakers unveil bill to end death penalty

Pennsylvania lawmakers unveil bill to end death penalty

Harrisburg – April 30, 2019 – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) is pleased to announce major investments in rail freight infrastructure that will benefit Chester and Montgomery counties. “Investing in infrastructure always serves to better our...

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Democratic lawmakers seek end to death penalty in Pennsylvania

Democratic lawmakers seek end to death penalty in Pennsylvania

A state Senate committee postponed a planned confirmation hearing for one of Pennsylvania’s top environmental officials, after a bipartisan group of lawmakers raised concerns about his agency’s involvement in controversial gas pipeline project. The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee met Tuesday morning to vote on the nominations of Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell and Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
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