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HARRISBURG – State Senate President Joseph Scarnati, believes the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania unconstitutionally usurped authority from the Legislature in its recent orders to re-draw the state’s map of 18 congressional districts – and therefore, says he won’t comply with them.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jesse Topper (R-78) believes a bill he introduced that would allow nurse practitioners to bring their services to more “underserved areas” in Pennsylvania is “the right thing for the people of Pennsylvania, the right thing for health care across the state.”
When first targeted by asbestos lawyers, Garlock Sealing Technologies accepted its victim role and strove to accommodate the predators. When it later changed tactics and started fighting back instead, the bullies with briefs turned into snowflakes.
Pennsylvania is considering making gun owners a protected class of citizens with proposed changes to the Pennsylvania Human Rights Act (PHRA).
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.
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).
The view of the Taxpayer Protection Against Fraud Act portrayed in the Pennsylvania Record on March 21 is badly misguided.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.