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Update: June 11, 2017: Today, the PA House passed House Bill 59, 102-91. Now, the bill moves to the PA Senate. Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House Rules Committee approved an amendment to House Bill 59.  The amendment would create new red...
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia’s (CLS) Youth Justice Project (YJP) has just received national recognition by being named a model program by the American Bar Association Homeless Youth Legal Network. CLS’s YJP was one of twelve...
Community Legal Services (CLS) and Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) have elected Amber Racine to their overlapping Boards of Directors. Ms. Racine is an attorney at Raynes McCarty and a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association Board...
Public Benefits
In May 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to cap federal funding for the Medicaid program and to end Medicaid expansion. Now, the U.S. Senate is about to vote on a bill that includes even more severe cuts to Medicaid. Call your...
Employment
Groundbreaking Automatic Record Sealing Program with Bipartisan Support Would Help Thousands of Pennsylvanians Get a Second Chance UPDATE, June 29, 2017: Yesterday "Clean Slate" passed unanimously through the PA Senate. Now, the PA House...
Homeownership and Consumer
This week, City Council stepped up to help vulnerable homeowners in Philadelphia who are struggling with delinquent property taxes or facing a tax foreclosure.  City Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a bill which takes two...
Public Benefits
Today, the Department of Human Services (DHS) is announcing changes to the state’s Medicaid (MA) policy to expand coverage of life-saving drugs to treat Hepatitis C (HCV) virus. Community Legal Services represents several clients who were...
Community Legal Services (CLS) and Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) have elected Dina Schlossberg to their overlapping Boards of Directors. Ms. Schlossberg is the Deputy Director and Senior Attorney for Multifamily Housing at Regional...
Employment
Today, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issued a report of his audit of Pennsylvania’s administration of its unemployment compensation (UC) system.  The report concluded that $35 million is needed to return around 500 furloughed UC...
Energy
Come SPEAK OUT About PECO’s Prepaid Electric Meter Plan                                       PUBLIC HEARINGS TO BE HELD MONDAY, APRIL 24 Center CityApril 24, 10am - 12pm The Betsy Ross Room 801 Market Street (enter on 8th...