Saturday Apr 12
Victorville Daily Press
Local woman was locked up in kickback scheme
VICTORVILLE In 2011, two Pennsylvania judges were sentenced to federal prison after their half-decade ruse sent a disproportionate amount of juveniles to for-profit facilities - often for minor infractions - in exchange for millions of dollars in kickbacks from the private operators.
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Saturday Apr 12
U.S. Sen. Casey joins families, doctors at CHOP to urge for pediatric-hospital funding
FOR GREG and Gracie Pfeiffer, having a son born with a genetic disorder affecting his skull called for the expertise of craniofacial specialists at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Sen. Casey Helps Launch Bipartisan Working Group to Tackle RX Drug and Heroin Abuse
U.S. Senator Bob Casey announced that he has helped to launch a bipartisan working group on the Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee to tackle the increasing crisis of prescription drug and heroin abuse across the country.
Sen Casey Calls on DOJ To Push GM To Establish Victims Compensation Fund
In Wake of Massive Recall: Casey Calls on DOJ To Push GM To Establish Victims Compensation Fund and Accept Civil Responsibility for Faulty Cars that Cost Lives U.S. Senator Bob Casey , joined by five Senators, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to push General Motors to establish a victims compensation ... (more)
Sen. Casey asks for more federal money to hire more cops
Since 2005, almost $120 million has been cut from a federal program which helps local police departments hire new officers In a letter sent Thursday to the Senate appropriations committee by Sen. Robert Menendez and co-signed by Mr. Casey, the Democrats asked for an increased allotment for the Community Oriented Policing Services hiring grant ... (more)
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Sen, Casey Pushes For Plan to Add More Cops to PA Streets
U.S. Senator Bob Casey pushed for a plan to add more cops to Pennsylvania's streets following a $118 million cut to the COPS Hiring program since 2010.
Sen. Toomey Fighting VA Claims Backlog
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey is tackling one of the Veterans Administration's longest and most serious shortfalls - the disability claims backlog.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Sen. Casey On Senate Passage of Emergency Unemployment Compensation
U.S. Senator Bob Casey released the following statement on the Senate's passage of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014: U.S. Senator Bob Casey released the following statement on the Senate's passage of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014: "The Senate today did the right thing by passing the ... (more)
Sen. Casey Calls for Continuation of Emergency Measures to Protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp
U.S. Senator Bob Casey called for the continuation of emergency measures in the upcoming appropriations bill that will allow the Army Corps to continue mitigation efforts against Asian Carp in the Great Lakes.
Sen. Casey Calls Baloney on EU Over Attempt to Alter Meat Names
Washington, DC- U.S. Senator Bob Casey and a bipartisan group of Senators called on the Administration to reject attempts by the European Union to block US meat producers from using and exporting products commonly held meat names that have European origins like 'bologna,' 'bratwurst' or 'black forest ham' during ongoing trade negotiations.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Battle Over Bologna Could Impact PA Economy, Sen. Casey Says
A battle over bologna is brewing and Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey wants it to stop.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Hellos and Goodbyes: 3rd Cir. Judge Retiring and New Additions
There's going to be some moving and shaking in the Third Circuit, with one judge retiring and two new district court judges recently confirmed.
Casey Calls Baloney on EU Over Attempt to Alter Common US Meat Names
Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey and a bipartisan group of Senators called on the Administration to reject attempts by the European Union to block US meat producers from using and exporting products commonly held meat names that have European origins like 'bologna,' 'bratwurst' or 'black forest ham' during ongoing trade negotiations.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Casey, Isakson Bill to Protect Funding for Childrena s Hospitals Clears Final Passage
U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Johnny Isakson announced that their bipartisan legislation, The Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013, has cleared final passage in the House and will now head to the President's desk.
Sen. Toomey Helps Families Save For Care Of Disabled Loved Ones
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey wants to improve care for disabled persons by expanding tax-preferred savings accounts.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Peninsula Daily News
Port Townsend students begin their cross-country journey for climate change awareness
The Students for Sustainability, a group of Port Townsend High School seniors who hope to raise consciousness about global warming, began the first leg of their cross-country lobbying trip with a lively sendoff Thursday morning.
'Layla's Law' push, spurred by alleged discrimination at Hershey ...
Edward Mongelluzzo and Elizabeth Finnegan of Delaware County say their two-year-old daughter, Layla, was denied access to several attractions, including a visit with Santa Claus.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Senators, small business owners push for minimum wage increase
Small business leaders joined Senate Democrats on the Hill Thursday to lend their support to a push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
PA Residents Urged to Claim $31 Million In Unclaimed Refunds that Are About to Expire
Nearly 40,000 Pennsylvanians Have Unclaimed Tax Refunds From 2010- This April is Last Chance to Claim These Refunds / Median Unclaimed Refund is $614 Per Person Washington, DC- With tax day approaching, U.S. Senator Bob Casey urged Pennsylvanians to claim $31 million in unclaimed tax refunds that are set to expire if not claimed during this tax ... (more)
Autistic girl's experience at Hersheypark, Chocolate World,...
The recent experience of a child with autism at Hersheypark caused U.S. Sen. Robert Casey Jr. to question whether the Americans with Disabilities Act is strong enough.