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January 21, 2020
After more than nine years as President of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), James J. Sandman announced today that he will be stepping down from his position. He is the organization’s longest-serving president, and during his transformational tenure LSC improved the delivery of legal services to
January 16, 2020
Attorney Patrick M. Cicero joined the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN) today as its new Executive Director as part of the organization’s planned leadership transition. Cicero will succeed the current Executive Director, Sam Milkes, who has held that positon since 2001 and will step down on
January 7, 2020
The PA Public Utility Commission has released the results of its annual Cold Weather Survey, which showed that more than 18,350 households across the state entered the winter season without heat-related utility service or using unsafe heating sources.
January 6, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has released its report on the potential impact on the state’s Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) being administered by regional brokers for all regions of the commonwealth. MATP provides non-emergency medical transportation for Medicaid
December 20, 2019
President is expected to sign the legislation by midnight Friday. The United States Senate has passed, by a vote of 81-11, appropriations legislation that includes $440 million for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). This represents an increase of $25 million over LSC’s appropriation of $415
December 19, 2019
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the November-December 2019 edition of the Health Law PA Newsletter. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org. This issue includes the following articles: Community
December 16, 2019
Governor Tom Wolf joined legislative leaders and justices today to formalize a joint agreement with Pew Charitable Trusts on the creation of a Juvenile Justice Task Force to assess how the state handles juvenile justice, and to develop a report detailing what should be done to strengthen the system
December 16, 2019
Governor Tom Wolf and Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman are informing Pennsylvanians of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment extension due to consumer complaints of website glitches and significant delays yesterday, the original

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