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DALLAS – State Rep. Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, announced her annual Senior Expo will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and will feature two informational seminars for senior citizens. The expo will take place in the Banks Student Center on the Misericordia University campus.
Along with dozens of co-sponsoring vendors, free health screenings and light refreshments, Boback’s senior expo will also offer the following discussions:
10-10:30 a.m., attorney Ronald V. Santora of Bresset & Santora LLC will discuss “Planning for Your Future: Finances, Estates, Powers of Attorney, Social Security, Long-Term Care, Medicare, etc.”
11:30 a.m.-noon, a representative from the Bureau of Consumer Protection will discuss identity theft.
HARRISBURG -- The state Senate on Tuesday approved Senate Bill 873, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township, mandating legal counsel for juveniles.
The proposed legislation, which passed 48-1, was sparked by the Luzerne County juvenile justice scandal.
“Juvenile justice is serious business, so why would we regard legal representation for juveniles as less necessary than it is for adults,” Baker said. “We cannot prevent corruption merely by saying it will not happen again. Citizens are expecting action – legislative, judicial, administrative – to prevent a repeat of rampant violations of the rights of juveniles.”
The bill now moves to the state House. If the House does not act before the end of the current legislative session, the effort will need to start over in January. The House will not be back in session until Nov. 8.
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