Cutbacks to Food Stamp Program Begin Today
Approximately 1.8 million Pennsylvanians who currently receive federal food stamp benefits will see and approximate 5% reduction in those benefits starting today. The decrease is due to the expiration of a portion of the federal stimulus package of 2009. Local food banks prepare for an expected increase in demand for their service.
Corbett Set to Announce Re-Election Effort
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports today that Governor Corbett will be in Pittsburgh next week to kick off his re-election campaign. The Governor is weighed down by low approval ratings and he faces a large field of Democratic candidates vying for his job.
You can read more of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story here.