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Pashinski Bill Would Protect Grandparent's Rights

LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Grandparents raising their grandchildren because their children are struggling with opioid addiction.

It has become a big concern for many.

State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski introduced legislation that would provide financial assistance to the grandparents as well as temporary custody..

Pashinski and those raising grandchildren...say it a struggle.

 

"It's better to have that child in the care of a family member where the child feels some comfort rather than taking them away from the family member and putting them into foster care," said Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, (D) Luzerne County 

Pashinski's legislation  House Bill 1539  has one more hurdle to clear in the Senate.

He says he's confident the Senate will give its stamp of approval.

It would then go to the Governor who's already said he will sign it into law.


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