Wayne Fontana http://wesa.fm en Lawmakers Take Aim at Bill That Changed the Way Unemployment is Calculated, Paid http://wesa.fm/post/lawmakers-take-aim-bill-changed-way-unemployment-calculated-paid <p>Initially touted as making the state’s Unemployment Compensation Fund solvent, Act 60 was passed in 2012 and implemented at the beginning of 2013. A provision in the Unemployment Compensation Solvency legislation changed the way unemployment compensation is calculated and paid to workers.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 20441 at http://wesa.fm Child Protection Legislation Passed by PA Senate http://wesa.fm/post/child-protection-legislation-passed-pa-senate <p>A legislative package aimed at deterring child abuse in Pennsylvania is a big step closer to becoming law.</p><p>Two weeks after approving six child protection bills, the state Senate has unanimously passed another five measures to strengthen current law.&nbsp;</p><p>These bills would:</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:59:51 +0000 Kevin Gavin 18304 at http://wesa.fm Fontana: Reforming Child Abuse Laws 'Taking a Long Time' http://wesa.fm/post/fontana-reforming-child-abuse-laws-taking-long-time <p>A Pittsburgh-area state lawmaker believes last week’s conviction of a former Pittsburgh Public Schools police officer demonstrates the need for immediate reporting of suspected child abuse.</p><p>Robert Lellock, 44, of Pittsburgh was convicted of sexually assaulting four boys at the Rooney Middle School on the North Side during the 1998-99 academic year.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Kevin Gavin 14323 at http://wesa.fm PA Task Force Looks to Update Child Abuse Laws http://wesa.fm/post/pa-task-force-looks-update-child-abuse-laws <p>Sixteen new pieces of legislation are being introduced in the Pennsylvania State Senate this week in an effort to update and improve the state's child abuse laws.</p><p>The bills, sponsored by a bipartisan mix of 24 senators, come as a response to recommendations made by the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection in its November 30<sup>th</sup> report. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:13:08 +0000 Tim Camerato 3522 at http://wesa.fm