An aide to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who has been found guilty of criminal contempt and sentenced to jail time, has argued that the judge who found him guilty should not have heard the case, and that there was not enough evidence to support the conviction.
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Following is a listing of executive, legislative and judiciary activity for the week of June 27. Members of the General Assembly were likely to return to session after the July 4 holiday, but no certain date was set.
The Senate Finance Committee approved a measure that would ultimately eliminate the cap on the amount of losses corporations can write off against income in future years. The sponsor of the bill (SB 598), Sen. Bob Mensch, R-Berks, said he introduced it in anticipation of the Supreme Court's Nov. 23, 2015, decision in Nextel Communications of the Mid-Atlantic v. Commonwealth, which could result in the elimination or change in the cap.
Welcome to the 2016 Professional Excellence supplement. This year we honored three notable attorneys and 25 were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
View the Pennsylvania Treasury Department's list of unclaimed property in Philadelphia.