PA Passes Major Tort Reform

By Bob Guzzardi The Pennsylvania State Senate,10:24 a.m., today, June 21, passed the Fair Share Act with a 28-22 vote. The act would end joint liability in civil cases for defendants found to be less than 60 percent liable and implements a system in which a defendant would only  pay his share of the damages. … Continue reading “PA Passes Major Tort Reform”

SB1 Middle Class Vouchers Addition Seems A Small Bone Thrown

SB 1, the school choice bill pending in the Pennsylvania legislature, was reported out of the Senate Appropriations Committee, yesterday, April 11, on a 15-11 vote with the  addition of it now providing vouchers to “middle class” students starting in the 2014-2015 school year. These “middle class” vouchers, however, would be funded by part of … Continue reading “SB1 Middle Class Vouchers Addition Seems A Small Bone Thrown”

Senator Williams School Choice Bill

Senator Williams School Choice Bill — Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams , the Democrat whose 8th District includes a large swath of southeastern Delaware County, introduced to little fanfare last month a bill in Harrisburg that would pay the private school tuition of poor kids in crappy school districts. SB 1405 — cosponsored by Republicans Stewart … Continue reading “Senator Williams School Choice Bill”

Coach Sexual Relations Now Pa Felony

Gov. Tom Corbett signed Act 56, June 18, and it is now a third-degree felony for a  “sports official, volunteer or employee of a nonprofit or for-profit sports program” to engage in sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse or indecent contact with a child under the 18 years of age who is participating in a sports … Continue reading “Coach Sexual Relations Now Pa Felony”

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