John Yudichak http://wesa.fm en Plan To Reduce Penn State Board Goes To Full Senate http://wesa.fm/post/plan-reduce-penn-state-board-goes-full-senate <p>The full Senate will take up a measure to reduce the size of Penn State’s Board of Trustees, thereby responding to criticisms of how the university handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.<br /><br />Under the proposal, Penn State’s current governing body would go from 30 to 23 voting members. Changes, by attrition, would go into effect in 2016.<br /><br />Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) proposed the overhaul to address concerns voiced in the aftermath of the Sandusky scandal.<br /> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:46:14 +0000 Mary Wilson 30715 at http://wesa.fm Legislation Could Shrink Penn State's Board of Trustees http://wesa.fm/post/legislation-could-shrink-penn-states-board-trustees <p>Penn State’s Board of Trustees came under fire as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal two years ago.</p><p>Now, State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) introduced legislation Friday that would shrink the size of board from 30 voting members to 23.</p><p>Under the new bill, the board would be made up of 8 elected alumni, five gubernatorial appointees, five members from the agriculture industry and five members from the business industry. The legislation would also prohibit the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and all state row officers from being on the board.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:26:58 +0000 Michael Lynch 23298 at http://wesa.fm State Senators Unveil Legislation to Reform Penn State Board http://wesa.fm/post/state-senators-unveil-legislation-reform-penn-state-board <p>The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees would be decreased from 30 voting members to 23 under legislation unveiled by state Sens. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne County) and John Corman (R-Centre County).</p><p>Yudichak said, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the school is facing its greatest challenge.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:15:55 +0000 Tim Camerato 20138 at http://wesa.fm 911-Style Hotline For Child Abuse Debated http://wesa.fm/post/911-style-hotline-child-abuse-debated <p>A few local lawmakers are teaming up with a Democrat from Luzerne County in an effort to make it as easy to report child abuse as it is to report a fire.&nbsp;</p><p>The Child Abuse Hotline Bill has made it out of the State Senate Aging and Youth Committee and is now before the Communications and Technology Committee. Senate Bill 26 would create a three digit, toll-free number similar to 911 that would be reserved for reporting child abuse.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:56:06 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 17931 at http://wesa.fm