GPNP participated in a rally for an on-time budget hosted by the Westmoreland County Department of Human Services. GPNP Vice Chair Bobbi Watt Geer and GPNP Advisory Team member Laurie Barnett Levine spoke during the rally, along with representatives from GPNP members the Consumer Health Coalition, Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, Westmoreland Case Management and Supports, and Westmoreland Community Action. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
...more than a dozen people who spoke Wednesday at a noon rally in the courtyard in front of the Westmoreland County Courthouse to lobby state lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf to pass a state spending plan on time this year. As signs throughout the crowd of about 200 pointed out, passage of last year's state budget was delayed by 267 days, causing funding problems for municipalities, schools and social service programs.
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