Attempt to help states ease banking for marijuana businesses stumbles in Congress
By: Jacob Fischler - December 8, 2022
There are now few avenues to pass marijuana measures seen as boons to states where the drug is legal before year's end.
U.S. House votes to avert calamitous rail strike, but Senate prospects murky
By: Jacob Fischler - November 30, 2022
It's unclear if there are enough Republican votes in the upper chamber to add a paid sick leave provision.
Democrats projected to retain U.S. Senate control after winning Nevada seat
By: Jacob Fischler - November 12, 2022
Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection, according to Associated Press projections late Saturday, ensuring Democrats will remain in the majority next year no matter what happens in a runoff election in Georgia next month. After days of vote counting, U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly of Arizona and Cortez Masto were both […]
Recreational marijuana use will be legal in 21 states after ballot measures pass
By: Jacob Fischler - November 10, 2022
Maryland and Missouri will bring the list of states where recreational marijuana use is legal to 21. Pennsylvania has not passed a bill.
Which party controls Congress? It could be days or weeks before we know
By: Jacob Fischler and Jennifer Shutt - November 10, 2022
Routine legislation could become a bigger challenge for a divided Congress, should that be the final election outcome.
No GOP ‘wave,’ but Republicans could still gain control of U.S. House
By: Jacob Fischler, Ariana Figueroa and Jennifer Shutt - November 9, 2022
The exact size of the Republican majority won’t be known until more races are called. Some races may not be known for days.
Jan. 6 panel issues subpoena to Trump demanding his testimony
By: Jacob Fischler - October 21, 2022
The subpoena asks for communications with any members of Congress, and names U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District.
The battle for control of Congress: Abortion, inflation, crime and Biden
By: Jennifer Shutt, Jacob Fischler and Ariana Figueroa - October 9, 2022
Pennsylvania's closely watched U.S. Senate race could determine control of the chamber.
Biden to pardon all federal offenses for simple marijuana possession, review criminalization
By: Ariana Figueroa, Jennifer Shutt and Jacob Fischler - October 6, 2022
'Sending people to prison for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives and incarcerated people for conduct that many states no longer prohibit,' Biden said.
USDA to spend $500M extending high-speed internet to rural America
By: Jacob Fischler - September 26, 2022
The current funding stream was targeted to upgrade existing infrastructure, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ that oppose abortion questioned by U.S. Senate Democrats
By: Jacob Fischler - September 21, 2022
The centers collect sensitive data from patients, presenting troubling new complications as states move to increase penalties for abortions.
A third of U.S. House Dems, including Pa., oppose Manchin permitting deal in stopgap spending bill
By: Jacob Fischler - September 12, 2022
Pa. U.S. Reps. Dwight Evans, Madeleine Dean and Mary Gay Scanlon are among the opposition.