HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation responding to a Pennsylvania grand jury report accusing hundreds of Roman Catholic priests of sexually abusing children over decades remains under wraps amid disagreement over a key provision.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: 1-2 Inches Of Snow Expected Across Western Pennsylvania On Monday
Republican state senators met privately for several hours Tuesday before emerging and saying GOP majority leaders made an offer in an attempt to secure an agreement with House members and Gov. Tom Wolf.READ MORE: Penguins Rally To Beat Jets 3-2 In A Shootout
The grand jury report recommended giving now-adult victims of child sexual abuse a two-year reprieve from time limits in state law that otherwise bar them from suing perpetrators and institutions that covered it up.
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- CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL LIST OF NAMES RELEASED BY THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH
- CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL LIST OF NAMES RELEASED BY THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG
Wolf supports the window, and the House of Representatives approved it last month. The Senate’s top Republican, President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, has opposed it, and instead backed a church-created fund to compensate victims.MORE NEWS: WATCH: Hershey Bears Fans Toss World-Record 52,341 Stuffed Animals On Ice
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