New interactive online calculator shows the real cost of eliminating GA

The state budget proposes to save $150,000,000 by eliminating General Assistance (GA).   But what is the real cost of eliminating General Assistance to Pennsylvania taxpayers?

For example, if just 18% of current GA recipients turn to the shelter system, this scheme will cost Pennsylvania taxpayers money.  And if just 9% get caught up in the criminal justice system, this scheme will cost Pennsylvania taxpayers money.

Click here to try out our new online interactive calculator to find out the real cost of eliminating General Assistance to Pennsylvania taxpayers.

 

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