Shippensburg Univ Professor: Legislators need courage to do the right thing at budget time 

Legislators need courage to do the right thing at budget time
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Steven Burg, professor of history at Shippensburg University.

Soon our elected officials are going to vote for a state budget for the next fiscal year. That vote directly affects us all. We need to watch and see whether our legislators pass a budget that truly serves the needs of the commonwealth’s citizens and communities.

Some of the key issues to be watched: ….

Additionally, the elimination of General Assistance will remove the safety net of last resort that helps sick or disabled adults without minor children, domestic violence survivors and adults caring for sick or disabled relatives. If the Legislature chooses to cut General Assistance, the financial savings will scarcely make up for the cost of the resulting human suffering in our community.

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