As Pa. budget standoff continues, nonprofits in limbo

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    This 2013 file photo shows a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg

    This 2013 file photo shows a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg

    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.

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