Sec. Karen Murphy discusses new Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force

Sec. Karen Murphy discusses new Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force

Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy was joined by Attorney General Bruce Beemer, Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne and multiple others to discuss recommendations of the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force. 

This task force was designed to improve and make changes to nursing homes in Pennsylvania. These changes will be aided by the $1.2 million that is being provided by the Office of Attorney General from a recent settlement with Reliant nursing homes.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Women in Pennsylvania Government: Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York)

Women in Pennsylvania Government: Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York)

Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) joined The PLS Reporter for our series "Women in Pennsylvania Government."

Rep. Phillips-Hill said she had an unusual career path that helped her get to where she is today, and the positions she had previously were what made her want to take on this job and improve her community. 

Monday, October 3, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Women in Pennsylvania Government: Rep. Pam Snyder (D-Greene)

Women in Pennsylvania Government: Rep. Pam Snyder (D-Greene)

Rep. Pam Snyder (D-Greene) sat down with The PLS Reporter for our series "Women in Pennsylvania Government."

Friday, September 30, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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AG DePasquale: “When a person receiving benefits dies, the benefits should stop. Period.”

AG DePasquale: “When a person receiving benefits dies, the benefits should stop. Period.”

At a press conference Thursday morning, Auditor General DePasquale said that the Department of Human Services (DHS) should stop putting public assistance benefits on ACCESS cards that belong to people who have died. 

DePasqaule found in his latest audit that, during a 12-month period, DHS had paid public assistance benefits to over 2,000 card holders who had passed away. 

He stated that he is working to "make sure we can better protect taxpayers and make sure that the people who need assistance are the ones getting it."

Thursday, September 29, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Libre's Law rally attracts multiple  supporters

Libre's Law rally attracts multiple supporters

Sen. Richard Alloway (R-Franklin) walked down the Capitol steps with the famous Libre, a dog who survived extreme physical cruelty, before joining advocates and pet owners for the rally for Libre's Law Wednesday afternoon. 

Libre's Law is a proposal by Sen. Alloway currently under consideration in the legislature that would increase penalties for those convicted of animal cruelty.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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