- The Context
- State of the State
General Assistance was already repealed once, in 2012. Democratic Governor Tom Wolf reinstated it last year after the state Supreme Court ruled the original repeal unconstitutional on a technicality.
Pennsylvania Republicans are trying to get rid of a program that offers small amounts of cash to certain poor people. Democratic Governor Tom Wolf wants to keep the program, known as General Assistance, but he says the latest move by Republicans puts him in a tough position.