Wolf opioid executive orders add fuel to political fire of workers comp bill

Wolf opioid executive orders add fuel to political fire of workers comp bill

On the eve of deciding whether to sign or veto a bill that restricts workers’ compensation in the name of fighting quackery and opioids, Governor Tom Wolf announced a slew of executive orders to reform how injured workers heal.

“Pennsylvania’s injured workers must have access to reliable, safe, and effective prescription drugs that assist their recovery and ability to re-enter the workforce, while keeping in mind the need to safely and appropriately prescribe all medications, including and especially opioids,” Wolf said in a statement released Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, April 26, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Philly construction tax draws mixed reactions from housing analysts

Philly construction tax draws mixed reactions from housing analysts

With a key committee vote looming, questions abound about an ambitious new affordable housing plan recently unveiled by Philadelphia City Council.
Thursday, April 26, 2018/Author: Ryan Briggs
Categories: Philadelphia
Tags: housing
Looking for heroines, Pittsburghers gather on eve of Foster removal to pick a new statue

Looking for heroines, Pittsburghers gather on eve of Foster removal to pick a new statue

Pittsburgh’s controversial Stephen Foster Memorial was taken down from its perch in Oakland early Thursday morning. But the previous night, with the help of the Task Force on Women in Public Art, city residents had their own conversation about who should replace the noted song smith on his pedestal.

Thursday, April 26, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Potential new voting machines exhibited by Department of State

Potential new voting machines exhibited by Department of State

On Thursday afternoon five vendors that were invited by the Department of State to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex showed off and explained their voter-verifiable paper record voting systems.

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres announced on April 12th that he is instructing the state's 67 counties to have new voter-verifiable, paper record voting systems selected no later than December 31, 2019, and he hopes to have them in place before the November 2019 municipal election.

Thursday, April 26, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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