When Harrisburg does good.
House votes to re-fund mortgage assistance program
and get this. They voted unanimously! I didn't think the state house voted unanimously if there was a bill affirming the Commonwealth was part of the United States. What is the headline about? HEMAP, Pennsylvania's longstanding foreclosure prevention program mentioned here in the past whose defunding last year was about the apogee of bad policy. A program with wide bipartisan support... with very minimal cost, yet widely thought to be instrumental in keeping Pennsylvania foreclosure rates near the lowest in the nation.
Could the senate not support a bill unanimously supported by the house? Could the governor veto a bill with that much support.
Why was the program defunded last year in the first place? and why was this not news across the state?