CPBJ - Government http://www.cpbj.com/section/government Government News Government en-us Copyright 2015 Central Penn Business Journal Sun, 02 Aug 2015 06:04:52 EST Sun, 02 Aug 2015 06:04:52 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/CPBJ01/150739944&source=RSS Car lot investigation results released Investigations led by Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane. uncovered a series of violations at car lots in Dauphin and York counties. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:39:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/CPBJ01/150739944&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/CPBJ01/307319995&source=RSS A Conversation with Barry Schoch Barry Schoch was Pennsylvania&#8217s Secretary of Transportation from 2011 to 2015. McCormick Taylor Inc. , an engineering and professional services firm where he had worked before entering state government, announced in June that Schoch had rejoined its Harrisburg office in an advisory role. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:15:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/CPBJ01/307319995&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/CPBJ01/150739948&source=RSS In brief DEP opens applications for small-business environmental grants The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection opened the application process Tuesday for grants that help finance pollution prevention and energy-efficiency projects. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:56:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/CPBJ01/150739948&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/CPBJ01/150739949&source=RSS In brief Special election Aug. 4 for Grell's former House seat A special election will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4, for the 87th Legislative District in the state House. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:55:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/CPBJ01/150739949&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/HEALTHCARE/150739965&source=RSS Medicare is part of the solution to rising health care costs The health insurance program's massive size gives it the power to set prices that providers will accept. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:30:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/HEALTHCARE/150739965&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/CPBJ01/307309997&source=RSS Local companies could see return from claims against Cuba Warming relations between the U. S. and Cuba could bring a modest windfall to a few companies in Central Pennsylvania. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:30:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/CPBJ01/307309997&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150730/HEALTHCARE/150739998&source=RSS Congress raises stakes on noncompliance with ACA reporting requirements The Affordable Care Act shared responsibility provisions have the potential to affect both employers and individuals in their pocketbooks. &#8220Applicable large employers&#8221 must decide whether to &#8220play or pay. &#8221 Overly simplified, this means deciding whether to offer qualifying affordable health coverage to all full-time. . . Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:09:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150730/HEALTHCARE/150739998&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150730/CPBJ01/150729649&source=RSS Pennsylvania ranked first in U.S. for homeownership assistance programs Pennsylvania has more assistance programs for homebuyers and homeowners than any other state, according to a July 23 Money magazine report. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:55:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150730/CPBJ01/150729649&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150730/CPBJ01/150729707&source=RSS Legislators push investigation of Planned Parenthood of PA Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai R-Allegheny and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati R-Jefferson are urging Attorney General Kathleen Kane to investigate Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:28:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150730/CPBJ01/150729707&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729662&source=RSS DEP accepting applications for Small Business Advantage Grants The Department of Environmental Protection is inviting manufacturers, retailers, service providers and agricultural enterprises to apply for a Small Business Advantage Grant to finance pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:38:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729662&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/HEALTHCARE/150729671&source=RSS HHS No evidence of fraudulent HealthCare.gov enrollment HHS is not aware of any consumers intentionally falsifying information to get subsidies for insurance exchange coverage, Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell testified Tuesday at a hearing. Her testimony came days after the Government Accountability Office issued a preliminary report that documented how its investigators were able to sign up for. . . Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:27:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/HEALTHCARE/150729671&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150728/CPBJ01/150729710&source=RSS Orrstown discloses SEC investigation Orrstown Financial Services Inc. has revealed it is the subject of a fact-finding investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, but it said the details are confidential. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:12:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150728/CPBJ01/150729710&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150728/CPBJ01/150729712&source=RSS Hospice of Central Pennsylvania among first in nation to offer new care model Hospice of Central Pennsylvania will be one of the first facilities in the U. S. to allow Medicare patients receiving palliative care to continue receiving curative care as well, thanks to a new model recently introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:52:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150728/CPBJ01/150729712&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150728/CPBJ01/150729717&source=RSS Jobs report June a mixed bag for Central Pa. Midstate unemployment held steady in June as the area experienced a mixed bag of job losses and gains, according to the latest data from the state Department of Labor and Industry. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:45:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150728/CPBJ01/150729717&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150728/HEALTHCARE/150729730&source=RSS Tax strategy The ACA marches on The Supreme Court's recent King v. Burwell decision upheld the availability of the Code Sec. 36B refundable credit for premiums paid for health insurance purchased on Federal Exchanges. In doing so, the decision not only helps preserve the immediate viability of Federal Exchanges, but also the necessary mechanisms that make the continued. . . Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:11:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150728/HEALTHCARE/150729730&source=RSS