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How The Budget Impasse Is Impacting Local Service Agencies

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Many local service organizations say they're beginning to feel the impact of an unresolved budget.
What we need are elected officials who have the simple courage to think about more than the next election. To think about the long term best interest of all of us. - Allen Kukovich

With the state budget stalemate no closer to being resolved, the Conference of Allegheny Providers (CAP) and several Westmoreland County agency representatives are highlighting the local impacts, and in some cases the dire consequences, of a lengthy impasse on social service agencies and the people they serve. Former state legislator Allen Kukovich and Stephen Christian-Michaels, President and CEO of Family Services of Western Pennsylvania  join us in studio.

Also in the program, State Senator Sean Wiley offers a budget compromise proposal and travel contributor Elaine Labalme feeds us some "destination dining" tips.

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