It’s time to act now. The Erie region has been reclassified by Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Public Welfare from urban to rural. What does this mean? This change in classification equals a 7% cutback in funding for persons with disabilities that could have a significant impact on services. What can you do? Contact your legislators and the Governor himself and appeal to them that the fourth largest city in Pennsylvania should be classified urban, not rural.
You can read more about the impact that this change will have in an editorial from today’s Erie Times.