That’s the question most of the state has been asking this summer as the budget impasse hasn’t really prompted any outrage. That is no longer the case.
As Marc Levy of the Associated Press reports, eight nonprofit groups are asking Harrisburg for much needed funding.
Among these organizations are: the United Way of Pennsylvania; The Arc of Pennsylvania; Hunger Free Pennsylvania; the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services.
The problems are widespread and affect every corner of the commonwealth.
For example, the Women’s Center of Beaver County no longer has enough cash to help abused and endangered women relocate.
“How many people have to be laid off? How many people have to lose services?” Executive Director Darlene Thomas asked.
Despite all these difficulties, though, the Governor and the legislature are still stalemated.
Whether developments like this push Harrisburg closer to a resolution as we approach the fall may be the biggest political question of the season.