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Kampf pushes for bill targeting 'fraud' in asbestos system

John O'Brien May 10, 2017, 1:44pm

HARRISBURG – Hoping to drum up support for a bill that seeks to reform the way asbestos lawsuits proceed, Rep. Warren Kampf spoke May 9 to a crowd of fellow lawmakers about what he feels is an ongoing fraud in the legal system.

Pension de-risking bill seeks to provide ERISA protections to pension funds

Chandra Lye Apr. 24, 2017, 9:28am

PENNSYLVANIA — A proposed bill in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would offer protections to some retirement plans similar to those offered by the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

A misguided view of whistleblower laws

Eric L. Young and James J. McEldrew, III Mar. 29, 2017, 10:02am

The view of the Taxpayer Protection Against Fraud Act portrayed in the Pennsylvania Record on March 21 is badly misguided.

False Claims Act encourages false claims

The Pennsylvania Record Mar. 21, 2017, 9:04am

It's back! The Taxpayer Protection Against Fraud Act will be introduced in the General Assembly again this year, this time by Democratic Rep. Brandon Neuman.

False Claims Act bill to be introduced again; Sponsor confident in passage - if he can get it to a vote

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 13, 2017, 1:05pm

HARRISBURG – A staple of recent annual legislature sessions has been the introduction of a state equivalent to the federal False Claims Act (FCA), and one Pennsylvania congressman has said he plans to soon bring such a bill back to the floor for consideration. But opinions remain divided on the effectiveness of that legislation to benefit the state.

Pennsylvania enacts 'Netflix tax' to boost state revenue and combat effect of 'cord-cutting'

Abbi White Nov. 30, 2016, 12:20pm

HARRISBURG – In efforts to dodge cable company prices and avoid paying for hundreds of unwanted channels, millions of Americans (now called “cord-cutters”) have opted out of a traditional cable subscription in exchange for a self-selected combination of video-streaming services, including Netflix and others.

Voters OK increase in judicial mandatory retirement age

Carrie Salls Nov. 17, 2016, 8:57am

HARRISBURG – After a protracted legal battle regarding the proper wording of a ballot question related to the mandatory retirement age for judges in Pennsylvania, voters in the commonwealth narrowly passed an increase in the retirement age to 75 from 70.

Attorney: Bill increasing police body cams shouldn't limit access to records

Karen Kidd Nov. 9, 2016, 9:18am

HARRISBURG – The state Legislature will need to walk a fine line in a controversial measure that would have more police officers wear body cams but would sharply reduce public access to the resulting video, a government transparency expert says. 

Reduction in divorce waiting period aimed at ending conflict for children, families

Carrie Salls Oct. 26, 2016, 1:19pm

HARRISBURG – For J. Paul Helvy, the chairman of the Family Law Practice Group at McNees Wallace & Nurick LLS and the immediate past chairman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section, the fight for a reduction in the divorce waiting period in the state was primarily about children and the overall well-being of families.