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Ballot initiative will charge most homeowners annual fee to help fund children’s programs

“No one in their right mind would be against feeding children, educating children and providing after-school programs, but again, not only has it already been done, now you are further taxing us to do that without providing us the proper oversight,” said Rev. De Neice Welch.

Welch is the president of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network of more than 40 churches from all denominations.

She said they were never approached about the initiative and feel like the minority community has been left out of the process.

“You didn’t have town hall discussions in our communities and it’s just unfair. It’s disrespectful and it’s unfair,” Welch said.

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