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May 4, 2023
A letter undersigned by 208 general counsel and chief legal officers, many of whom represent the largest corporations in America, urges Congress to strengthen its investment in equal justice by increasing funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). In their letter, the business leaders draw
May 4, 2023
Today, Governor Josh Shapiro visited the Erie West Senior Center to highlight his budget’s proposed expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program to provide a lifeline for Pennsylvania renters and homeowners who are most in need – many of them seniors – to be able to stay in their homes
May 2, 2023
We are excited to introduce the ten talented first- and second-year law students who have been selected to participate in this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Summer Internship Program. We're honored to have them join our Network for the summer, where they will provide legal services and support to
April 28, 2023
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the April 27, 2023 edition of PHLP Health Law News. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP Health Law News on the PHLP website at This edition features the following articles: Client Spotlight: Helping a Senior Leave a Nursing Home with
April 27, 2023
To provide better service to both Medicaid recipients in Pennsylvania and health care providers participating in the program, the Shapiro Administration has announced the Department of Human Services (DHS) has, within the first 100 days, reduced the backlog of Medicaid provider enrollment and
April 26, 2023
During Autism Acceptance Month, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is announcing the launch of the Pennsylvania Autism Surveillance Project (PASP). This cross-agency collaboration among DHS and the Pennsylvania departments of Education (PDE) and Health (DOH) will study the
April 25, 2023
Governor Josh Shapiro has signed an Executive Order announcing his customer service transformation strategy and establishing the Commonwealth Office of Digital Experience (CODE PA) to improve online services for Pennsylvanians and streamline the way they interact with the Commonwealth online. As
April 25, 2023
Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh today announced the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) season has been extended from April 28 to May 12. Acting Secretary Arkoosh urged Pennsylvanians who are behind on or having trouble paying home heating bills to

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