Saturday, May 11, 2013
Join the Arthritis Foundation for the Arthritis Expo presented by Tri Rivers Surgical Associates. Explore the exhibition area for the latest arthritis education and resources. Hear from health professionals during the breakout sessions and have your questions answered by an expert. All pre-registered participants will receive a complimentary lunch. Open to the public. Space is limited. To register visit http://pittsburghexpo.kintera.org or call 412-250-4448.
On Tuesday, district attorneys from Allegheny, Butler and Washington counties in a joint news conference showed their support for Pa. House Bill 741 which restores mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes involving drugs, children and the elderly. Prosecutors contend that without mandatory minimums, they are unable to leverage defendants to go after large scale traffickers and offenders. Opponents to the bill include the Governor, A.C.L.U. and Department of Corrections who state mandatory sentences have shown not to deter crime, but will refill jail cells while abrogating justice.
Given the budget deficit should the state increase funding to market Pennsylvania tourism?