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Public Partnerships (PPL), CARE team up for $500,000 donation to frontline coronavirus workers in N.J.

Frontline in-home workers who provide care and assistance for some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents, the elderly, the developmentally disabled and military veterans will receive a special “thank you” gift to provide some relief from the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic.

18. May 2020
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    U.S. Supreme Court refuses to take up ACA case on an expedited basis

    On January 21, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to fast-track a review of requests appealing the Fifth Circuit decision holding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) “mandate” to be unconstitutional. 

    • 3. February 2020
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    Federal Appeals Court rules that mandate provision of ACA is unconstitutional

    On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, a 3-judge panel of the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the “mandate” provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. The panel sent the case back to Judge Reed O’Connor of the Federal District Court in Fort Worth Texas to “conduct a more searching inquiry” into which of the law’s many provisions could survive without the mandate.

     

    • 7. January 2020
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    Federal district court judge in Texas declares entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional

    On the evening of Friday, December 14, 2018, U.S. Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas held, “The Court…declares the Individual Mandate (of the ACA) … unconstitutional”. In addition, the judge stated in his opinion, “Further, the Court declares the remaining provisions of the ACA…are inseverable and therefore invalid”. 

    • 20. December 2018
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    EPIC Summer Camp brings fun—and learning—to Dallas ISD students

    Elementary and middle-school students from nine Dallas Independent School District (ISD) schools participated in PCG’s EPIC Summer Camp from July 16-26. EPIC is a science, technology, and mathematics learning program that aims to prevent the “summer slide,” or loss of learning that can otherwise undo months of educational progress after school ends in June. 

    • 7. August 2018