By Halle Stockton | PublicSource | Sept. 28, 2013
The sheltered workshops that are still prevalent in Pennsylvania were shut down in Vermont more than a decade ago. And now, the employment rate of people with developmental disabilities in the New England state is twice the national average.
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Newspapers across the country have chronicled the destructive toll of heroin abuse in their communities. But as the Albany Times Union points out, many of those front pages might not have looked too different 100 years ago.
PublicSource hosted a unique panel discussion about sheltered workshops, the type of workplaces where people with disabilities earn less than minimum wage.
It wasn’t unique for its subject matter. A lot of people around the country are talking about whether workshops are fair and the best places for many people.
It was rare because it brought together people on opposite sides of the issue for a constructive discussion that left the experts and the attendees looking forward.
Democrat Tom Wolf still leads Gov. Tom Corbett but with 19 percent undecided among registered voters, the incumbent still has a chance.
Wolf tops Corbett 49 percent to 31 percent, according to The Franklin & Marshall College poll released today.
If federal regulators don’t deal with the risks posed by oil and gas transportation soon, more accidents could occur, putting Americans in danger, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
A dated law that could make some Pennsylvanians responsible for their loved ones’ debts after death is seeing a resurgence of use.
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