Legislation seeks to provide patient-centered best practices in opioid addiction treatment

Legislation seeks to provide patient-centered best practices in opioid addiction treatment

Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington) announced Wednesday she has introduced legislation that would require addiction treatment centers to adopt patient-centered best practices as a means to treat opioid addiction.

 

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Treatment Act—now Senate Bill 428—requires the treatment centers, often sources of a singular source of treatment, to provide a panoply of treatment options to meet the specific needs of a consumer seeking their help.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Budget hearings begin in era of “new normal”

Budget hearings begin in era of “new normal”

The legislature Tuesday began its three-week slate of budget hearings in what one ranking Appropriations Committee member called an era of “new normal.”

 

The budget hearing process, undertaken by the Appropriations Committee in the House and Senate, traditionally takes place in the period following the governor’s budget address and before the run-up to the enactment of the state budget in early summer.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 35: AARP - PA

This week the podcast talks to Ray Landis, Advocacy Manager for AARP-PA. We discuss what it means to age in Pennsylvania, how the lottery and lottery fund affect Pennsylvania's seniors, and their take on retirement security and the agency consolidations proposed by Gov. Wolf.

Friday, February 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
Gov. Wolf sat among pre-k students while pushing for more program funding as part of his budget

Gov. Wolf sat among pre-k students while pushing for more program funding as part of his budget

Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday joined pre-K students in his reception room where he discussed the importance of investing early in Pennsylvania's youth. Gov. Wolf stated he has proposed a $75 million increase in pre-k and early childhood education as part of his 2017-2018 budget proposal.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
State lawmakers join in legal battle over Philadelphia soda tax

State lawmakers join in legal battle over Philadelphia soda tax

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers recently filed an amicus brief in Commonwealth Court arguing against the legality of Philadelphia soda tax.

 

The group of 36 members from the state House of Representatives and state Senate hailing from 28 counties, encompassing nearly every corner of Pennsylvania say they are directly impacted by the implementation of the tax "because the tax is not Constitutional, violates the law, and will result in lost sales tax revenue collection into the Commonwealth’s general fund, directly impacting the budget and jeopardizing the ability to pass a timely budget and the funding of important services."

Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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