Wolf urges MLB to strike out contraction plan for three state minor league teams

Wolf urges MLB to strike out contraction plan for three state minor league teams

Even though opening day at baseball diamonds across the state is still many months away, local and state officials are rallying in an effort to ensure that 2020 is not the final out for teams in three Pennsylvania towns which could potentially be contracted under a proposed plan.

The proposal, reportedly being championed by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and a handful of teams, would cut upwards of 40 teams in an effort to make the minor league system, which develops potential pro prospects, more streamlined.
Monday, December 2, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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In a historic day for victims, Wolf signs legislation to expand protections for sex abuse survivors

In a historic day for victims, Wolf signs legislation to expand protections for sex abuse survivors

In a historic day for sex abuse survivors, Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday signed into law a package of bills that expand legal remedies for survivors and strengthen the law to protect victims of child sex abuse.

The legislation acts on a series of recommendations from a bombshell grand jury report that revealed widespread child sex abuse by over 300 Catholic priests belonging to Pennsylvania dioceses.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Bill to halt closure of Polk, White Haven centers put on hold

Bill to halt closure of Polk, White Haven centers put on hold

Despite passing the Senate last week, a bill to halt the proposed closing of two state centers has been put on hold to the chagrin of lawmakers from the affected areas.

The bill was set to be considered in the House Health Committee last Wednesday but House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) appeared before the committee in an emotional meeting, requesting the bill be tabled until December.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Stein sues DOS over election machines

Stein sues DOS over election machines

Former presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein filed a motion in federal court Tuesday against the Department of State to decertify voting machines in two Pennsylvania counties.
 
The motion comes as what Stein and her co-defendants consider a violation of the settlement in her Stein v. Cortes case stemming from the 2016 general elections. The decision demanded the state certify new machines in all 67 counties that meet new security criteria.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Three state lawmakers to retire at end of current term

Three state lawmakers to retire at end of current term

In the span of about a week, three state lawmakers have announced that they will retire at the end of their current term, leaving their seats up for grabs at the end of 2020.

 

Representatives Steve Barrar (R-Delaware), Cris Dush (R-Jefferson) and Steve McCarter (D-Montgomery) have all announced that they will not seek reelection when their term ends in December 2020.

Monday, November 25, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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