With session next week, pressure increases on General Assembly to act on grand jury report

With session next week, pressure increases on General Assembly to act on grand jury report

Mary McHale was sexually assaulted by her priest as a teen, and her experience is one of over a thousand included in the state’s grand jury report released last month.

Speaking at a press conference this week, flanked by Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) and local DAs, she took a hard stance against legislative opposition to the grand jury report.

“If you don’t support this bill, you are standing with the pedophiles,” McHale said.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Wagner opioid plan calls for lawsuit against manufacturers, smarter spending

Wagner opioid plan calls for lawsuit against manufacturers, smarter spending

Occasionally calling out crowd members by name on his home turf, Scott Wagner released his plan to tackle the opioid crisis Wednesday in York.

“I wish there was a switch we could just flip to cut this crisis off,” Wagner said to the crowd of about 200 people. “But the truth to be told is not that simple — there’s no switch to flip.”

Wagner’s plan includes expanding investments into programs with track records of ending addiction, providing more resources to law enforcement to crack down on drug dealers, streamlining regulations for mental health services and revamping the state’s prescription drug monitoring programs.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - August 27, 2018

Tweets of the Week - August 27, 2018

From the ongoing grand jury fallout to a Keystone guest at the funeral of statesman John McCain, check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, August 31, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Features
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's three events in under three minutes! 

Friday, August 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Shapiro releases findings of 2-year grand jury investigation on sexual abuse by Catholic Priests

Shapiro releases findings of 2-year grand jury investigation on sexual abuse by Catholic Priests

Surrounded by victims, Attorney General Josh Shapiro Tuesday afternoon made public the findings from a two-year grand jury investigation into child sexual abuse by Catholic priests. 

The investigation covered six dioceses including Allentown, Erie, Harrisburg, Greensburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton and found that there were 301 Catholic priests who sexually abused children while serving in the church. Many high ranking church officials were aware of the abuse but chose to cover it up to avoid scandal, according to the grand jury. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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