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Governor Signs FY 2012-2013 Budget

On Saturday, June 30, 2012, Governor Corbett signed the Pennsylvania stage budget for FY 2012-2013. Earlier that afternoon the 2012-2013 welfare code bill (HB 1261), which includes the Human Services Block Grant, passed the state House of Representatives - in a vote of 102-91 - and was signed into law by the Governor.

Below is summary of the Block Grant proposal and the changes to General Assistance as signed into law. Although very disappointed with the final result, we recognize that hard work and endless hours of advocacy by organizations, consumers, and advocates resulted in the following improvements to the Governor's original block grant proposal:

Summary of the block grant proposal as signed into law:

Summary of General Assistance (GA) Changes