By Alex Lloyd Gross
It’s not totally dead but last night ,June 29, 2019 House Republicans in Pennsylvania voted to kill the programs that helps many of the states most vulnerable resident. The $200.00 General Assistance Program was used by people to purchase groceries, fuel, and basically gives them a little extra cash to spend when they need it.
The bills sponsor, George Dunbar said that “Without this legislation, the cost of this program—totaling roughly $150 million in its last year of operation—will crowd out other important spending priorities that must be addressed in the coming fiscal year.”
Local representatives voted along party lines to stop this, with the republicans controlling the house , they were able to take the first step in ending this program. It has not been disbanded yet but it first must got to the senate. If they vote to dismantle it, it must be signed into law by the governor. It is HB 33.