Gov. Rendell is taking action to aid victims of the mortgage crisis. Two to three million additional mortgages are scheduled to reset the next two years nationally. Many homeowners were victimized by predatory lenders. Many more will see their payments increase substantially because of rate increases and the tightening of money available for mortgages putting pressure on the economy.
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency created the two programs last summer, Refinance to an Affordable Loan and Homeowner Equity Recovery Opportunity.
The State Senate passed a new statute requiring judges in capital cases to determine if a defendant is mentally retarded. The measure passed 45-3.
Cigna has agreed to provide their customers with their doctor rankings. One of the exasperating aspects of our broken medical care system is not having any method for knowing who is a capable, experienced and competent physician and who isn't. The bad news is this only applies to New York.
Rendell announced an audit into the Philadelphia Parking Authority after reports of its bloated patronage system. The state took over the agency six years ago amid promises of reform. Instead it's become worse.
Beware of pillow talk? A Fayette County woman apparently killed her boyfriend in a disagreement over a favorite pillow. I'm assuming she didn't use the pillow to muffle the shots.