Op-Ed: We Should Never Politicize Child Abuse

Two years ago when the latest reports surfaced on child abuse, the Pennsylvania Senate took immediate action.  The Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 261 on February 1, 2017.  This landmark legislation completely eliminated the criminal statute of limitations moving forward and increased the age an abuse survivor may file a civil suit for action regarding child sexual abuse from the current age thirty to age fifty.  Additionally, and very importantly, SB 261 removed sovereign immunity from public entities.  For the first time, a survivor of child sex abuse committed in a public school would be able to file a civil action against a public school district and be awarded just compensation.

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After Pa. spent $800M on a 'worthless' radio system, audit seeks to help get 'it right this time'

After Pennsylvania taxpayers got hit with paying for an $800 million statewide radio system that has been described as worthless, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale wants to be sure history doesn't repeat itself with the system that is replacing it.

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Homebuyers Savings Account Program to aid first-time homebuyers

Lawmakers recognize the struggle with low wages, student loan debt by introducing a First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program.

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Red Hill Ceremony Honored Vietnam Veterans

RED HILL PA – More than 80 U.S. Armed Forces veterans of the Vietnam War, and their families, were honored last Thursday (April 12, 2018) during a commemorative ceremony organized by western Montgomery County state Sen. Bob Mensch and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania at the Red Hill Fire Company banquet hall.

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Pennsylvania lawmakers look at dozens of bills to improve school safety after Parkland

In the last seven weeks of intense local and national debate about school safety, Pennsylvania lawmakers have discussed armed security guards and bullet-proof glass, metal detectors and mental health screenings.

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