One week after statute of limitations hearing, another child sex abuse survivor sues Harrisburg diocese

One week after statute of limitations hearing, another child sex abuse survivor sues Harrisburg diocese

As the General Assembly again weighs whether to change the statute of limitations on child sex abuse, another survivor is filing suit against the Diocese of Harrisburg, claiming they took part in a conspiracy to cover up abuse.

According to the complaint, filed in Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas Thursday, Patrick Duggan said he was abused by a teacher in 1974 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Harrisburg. He claims the alleged abuser, Ronald Stewart, groomed him and others by offering them alcohol, marijuana and other drugs at his house.
Thursday, October 10, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Final pieces of response to grand jury report on clergy abuse clear House committees

Final pieces of response to grand jury report on clergy abuse clear House committees

Lawmakers on two House committees voted Monday to approve bills aimed at codifying the final two principal recommendations from the landmark grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

It comes just days after the full House voted to approve a two-bill package, authored by Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) and Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair), which eliminates the criminal statute of limitations for child sex crimes. Their legislation also raises the age limit for filing a civil suit from age 35 to age 50.
Monday, April 15, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 2: Statute of Limitations, Nuclear Energy and Nerf Fights

Right 2 Know Episode 2: Statute of Limitations, Nuclear Energy and Nerf Fights

No guest this time, but Justin Sweitzer and Andrew Bahl break down the issues of the day on this week's episode of Right 2 Know. We focus on the debate over altering the statute of limitations for child sex abuse (including exclusive quotes from Rep. Mark Rozzi), tackle a bill to boost the nuclear power industry and have a bit of fun.
Monday, April 15, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
5 bills to watch for the week of April 15

5 bills to watch for the week of April 15

We get it—session weeks are busy. That’s why we put together a list of the bills being discussed in committee and on the floor of the General Assembly that are worth devoting your precious time to tracking. From regulatory reform to Right to Know requests, here are five bills to watch for the week of April 15.
Friday, April 12, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - April 8, 2019

Tweets of the Week - April 8, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, April 12, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
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