Posts tagged "Pennsylvania"

Pennsylvania denies 80 percent of welfare requests; a national trend?

The state of Pennsylvania, thanks to a new work rule, has denied as many as eight of every 10 applications for cash welfare in 2013, a major increase over previous years, an Inquirer review of Department of Public Welfare figures shows, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Critics say the new rules, requiring a greater effort to... Read more »

Obama's corruption of civil rights law

In the Obama administration, try to apply the civil rights laws equally and you’re gone. That was the experience of the justice department attorney who pressed charges against a group of Black Panthers that were intimidating voters in a Pennsylvania polling place. (Story is here.) Christopher Coates, the department’s veteran voting rights section chief, has... Read more »
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