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June 7, 2017

In the News Today – June 7, 2017

DOJ Plans to End Use of Slush Funds: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that the Justice Department will no longer set aside money from fraud settlements to give to community groups and nonprofits. In the past, this practice was harshly criticized as it was “essentially handing out money to political allies without going through Congress.” (LA Times)

Merit Selection “Crucial” in Pennsylvania: Having in place a system by which any qualified candidate can apply for an open seat and be considered by a bipartisan, diverse group of citizens tasked with evaluating the strength of that candidate’s professional and personal qualifications to serve, is a far better system that one in which ballot position, fundraising and campaigning are determining factors, according to an op-ed from five Pennsylvania politicians. (The Times-Tribune

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