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County workers, others protest state budget impasse

Posted by randyshannon on September 1, 2009

PA Budget Protest in Beaver Falls

PA Budget Protest in Beaver Falls

By: J.D. Prose -

Beaver County Times
BEAVER FALLS — Tina Shannon’s small, home-based day-care business has only six children, but five of them are no longer being subsidized because the state has yet to pass a budget.

“The parents are real concerned,” said Shannon, owner of Shannon’s Brown Bear Daycare in New Brighton.

On Tuesday, she joined about 60 Beaver County human services employees and service providers from noon to 1 p.m. as they protested the lack of a state budget and the growing impact on county residents who receive assistance.

“The issue is not just pass a budget,” Shannon said. “It’s pass a budget that we can live with.”

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