Senate reboots child sex abuse statute of limitations reform minus retroactivity component

Senate reboots child sex abuse statute of limitations reform minus retroactivity component

The Senate Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon took a surprise vote on and unanimously passed Senate Bill 261, legislation that would in some cases eliminate the civil and criminal statute of limitations for child sex abuse cases.

Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf to seek consolidation of four state agencies

Gov. Wolf to seek consolidation of four state agencies

Continuing to seek government efficiencies and consolidation instead of broad-based tax increases to balance the coming fiscal year’s budget, Gov. Tom Wolf formally announced Monday the long-rumored consolidation of four state agencies into one Department of Health and Human Services.

 

According to the administration, the four agencies that will be consolidated are the Department of Human Services, Department of Health, Department of Aging, and Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
AG DePasquale speaks up on the possible end to Medicaid expansion

AG DePasquale speaks up on the possible end to Medicaid expansion

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference Monday afternoon where he discussed the effects of eliminating the medicaid expansion provision in the Affordable Care Act.

Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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School choice expansion sought at state, national level

School choice expansion sought at state, national level

The movement for increased school choice gained some traction in recent days as a bipartisan group of legislators, including Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), introduced legislation to expand the EITC/OSTC tax credit programs

 

These programs allow businesses to take a tax deduction for donating scholarship funds for low-and-middle-income students and/or providing funds for innovative programs within schools.

Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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