Grand jury recommendations receive mixed response from state lawmakers after sexual assault probe

Grand jury recommendations receive mixed response from state lawmakers after sexual assault probe

Following a sexual assault investigation into a former state representative, a Dauphin County grand jury wants the Pennsylvania General Assembly to create an independent office dedicated to reviewing misconduct claims against members.

 

But the recommendations have not received universal support among state lawmakers, as Democrats and Republicans appear to be at odds on how to move forward. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Shapiro joins 19 AGs in suit against new immigration rule

Shapiro joins 19 AGs in suit against new immigration rule

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced this week that he is joining a multi-state lawsuit against the Trump Administration, challenging a new rule that makes changes to migrant detention in the United States.

 

Shapiro, along with 19 other attorneys general, are disputing a new Department of Homeland Security rule that codifies certain portions of the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA), a 1997 agreement that set regulations for the detention, care and release of individuals in the country illegally.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Four legislators created legislation that gives every PA worker paid family/medical leave

VIDEO: Four legislators created legislation that gives every PA worker paid family/medical leave

Senators Maria Collett (D-Montgomery), and Dan Laughlin (R-Erie), along with Representatives Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) and Dan Miller (D-Allegheny), joined together to create the Family Care Act, which would establish a statewide Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program to provide paid leave for full- and part-time workers.

Funding for this program would come from a payroll deduction of 50 cents from every $100 earned by Pennsylvania workers, and a worker would receive 90 percent of up to $500 in a weekly paycheck and 50 percent of anything more than $500. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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