As Pa. budget standoff continues, nonprofits in limbo

By Dave Heller – Originally published by NewsWorks on October 21, 2015.  Listen to the full interview here. 

As lawmakers bicker over the state budget, many Pennsylvania employees and contractors are continuing to get paid.

One sector that hasn’t been so lucky is providers of child welfare services.  Hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the state have been frozen out, forcing them to take out expensive bridge loans or scale back services — some of them mandated by the state.

NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller spoke with Renata Cobbs-Fletcher, president and CEO of Northern Children’s Services in Philadelphia.


Northern Children's Services