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The Tribune-Democrat

House looks to expand work requirement for Medicaid and food stamps

“House Republicans continued their push to compel able-bodied adults to get jobs or risk losing access to government safety net programs on Tuesday. The state House voted 115-80 to pass a work requirement for able-bodied adults getting health care through Medicaid. Five Republicans voted against the plan and four Democrats broke ranks to support it….”

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Words matter in Legislature’s Medicaid work-requirement debate

“At a state budget hearing last month, the then-acting Human Services secretary, Teresa Miller, was asked a question by a legislator: “Is Medicaid health care or is Medicaid welfare?” “Medicaid is health care,” Ms. Miller replied. That question is at the heart of an ongoing legislative fight in Harrisburg….”

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Tube City Online since 1996

New Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Transit Changes

“Stung by criticism from Mon Valley riders over proposed cuts to service, Port Authority of Allegheny County will hold new public meetings to get community input. A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. April 12 at Rankin Christian Center, 230 Third Ave., in Rankin to discuss bus routes serving Rankin, Braddock, North Braddock, Edgewood, Swissvale, Regent […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. community college students can now qualify for food aid

“Students at Pennsylvania’s community colleges could now be eligible for food stamps, due to a change in how state officials interpret a federal rule. Federal food stamp rules say students at institutions of higher learning must meet a work requirement to qualify for the program, but the change means most income-eligible community college students would […]

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Pittsburgh Music Magazine

2018 D-Jam to Benefit Just Harvest

“For the past 19 years, Pittsburgh musician David Tauberg and his band theCAUSE have come together at D-Jam to play music and support local nonprofits. Just Harvest, an anti-hunger organization that has been serving our Allegheny County community continuously for more than 30 years, will receive 100% of the 2018 proceeds….”

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