Citing single subject rule, groups file suit to halt General Assistance repeal

Citing single subject rule, groups file suit to halt General Assistance repeal

A coalition of activists in Philadelphia is filing suit in an effort to halt the decision by Republican lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf to end the state’s cash assistance program for poor residents, a move widely anticipated by observers.

Community Legal Services and Disability Rights Pennsylvania filed suit in Commonwealth Court Monday alleging the law repealing General Assistance, controversially signed by Wolf last month, violated the state constitution’s single subject.
Monday, July 22, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
DHS secretary rebukes call for Medicaid work requirements

DHS secretary rebukes call for Medicaid work requirements

Speaking at a Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon on Monday, Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller rebuked calls for a work requirement for Medicaid recipients, proposals for which have surfaced — and been passed — in the Pennsylvania General Assembly in recent years.

Miller questioned the effectiveness of requiring Medicaid recipients to work in exchange for keeping their health care services, which she said has resulted in large losses in health care in other states.

Monday, July 22, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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VIDEO: Rep. Grove pushes for adaptive testing in schools

VIDEO: Rep. Grove pushes for adaptive testing in schools

The PLS Reporter sat down with Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) to talk about legislation he will be introducing that will allow school districts to use adaptive testing to track student performance and get test results back quickly to help measure academic growth throughout the school year. 

Monday, July 22, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Shapiro touts $650 million settlement in Equifax data breach

Shapiro touts $650 million settlement in Equifax data breach

Credit giant Equifax announced Monday that it will pay at least $650 million to settle a series of investigations by federal and state governments into a 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of almost 150 million Americans.

Pennsylvania and 47 other states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, joined together in a lawsuit arguing the company’s lax security system allowed hackers to steal Social Security numbers, credit card information and other sensitive data from consumers who use the credit bureau’s services.
Monday, July 22, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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