‘Long time coming’: Pa. Senate passes probation reform bill | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 28, 2023

The bipartisan bill now heads to the state House.

He got caught up in the probation system. Why a new fix could help | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 23, 2023

A long-sought probation reform bill cleared a Senate committee on Thursday.

In this photo illustration, a package of NARCAN (Naloxone) nasal spray sits on the counter at a Walgreens pharmacy, Aug. 9, 2017 in New York City. Starting on Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that no-cost or low cost Naloxone (NARCAN), a drug that can help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, will be available at all pharmacies across New York state. (Photo Illustration by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Pa. senators float involuntary commitment plan for people who overdose

BY: - May 25, 2023

'Treatment will allow individuals to regain their hopes, dreams, goals and most importantly, their lives,' Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, said.


Yass, he can: Pro-charters billionaire jumps into key Pa. House, Senate races | Thursday Coffee

BY: - May 5, 2022

A PAC connected to Jeffrey Yass, of Montgomery County, recently dumped $65K into Democratic contests, records show.

Senators Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, and Anthony Williams, D-Philadelphia, announce their probation and parole reform bill in the Capitol rotunda on Jan. 28.

Some Pa. counties aren’t waiting on Harrisburg to reform their probation rules | Opinion

BY: - May 21, 2021

As it turns out, the state Legislature has another chance to do the right thing and reform probation in 2021.

State Sen. Anthony Williams tests positive for COVID-19

BY: - July 14, 2020

Williams, of Philadelphia, said he is following state and federal guidelines that call on COVID-19 patients to isolate for two weeks after a diagnosis.

Philly lawmakers provide masks, gloves to fight COVID-19

BY: - May 27, 2020

The legislators delivered supplies to a total of 130 residents at Paschall Senior Apartments and the Hardy Williams Veterans Housing Center.


Philly Dem’s bill would give local residents a say over safe injection sites | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 4, 2020

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With a planned supervised injection site in Pennsylvania’s largest city currently on hold, one Democratic lawmaker says she wants to make sure local residents get their say before future sites are allowed to open in the commonwealth. “I want to stress the opioid crisis is a public health epidemic, and […]

Philly lawmakers to target stop-and-gos with new regulations

BY: - February 11, 2020

State Sen. Anthony Williams (D-8) said the new regulations will target irresponsible business owners who make neighborhoods less safe.

Philly state lawmaker says supervised injection sites aren’t the answer to fighting drug use. So he wants to ban them

BY: - October 3, 2019

A federal judge ruled in favor of the site Wednesday, prompting Williams to call for a statewide prohibition.

Fresh off his second mayoral loss, Philadelphia senator announces plan to transform city’s elections

BY: - June 5, 2019

Other Democratic lawmakers introduced a raft of proposals to make it easier for Pennsylvanians to register to vote and cast their ballot.