Harrisburg United Way President: Eliminating General Assistance “would be devastating”

Midstaters show concern over human service cuts
Joseph Capita, President of United Way of the Capital Region

Harrisburg Patriot-News Op-Ed

Sat, June 9, 2012

As are many in the commonwealth, United Way of the Capital Region was concerned and dismayed when details of the Corbett administration’s proposed state budget were released.

It called for combining seven separate human service funding streams into one and cutting the total allocation by 20 percent as well as discontinuing the General Assistance program. Cuts of this magnitude would be devastating to the clients of many agencies that already are in a dire situation.

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