Democrats propose abolishing death penalty; Republican floats mandatory sentence for murdering cop
Democrats reintroduced legislation to ban capital punishment in Pennsylvania.
Is this the year that Pa. finally legalizes recreational marijuana? | Mark O’Keefe
After years of trying, the political clouds may be parting. But there are still obstacles.
The pressure is on Pa. as neighboring states legalize recreational cannabis
Here's what a move to greener pastures might look like.
The choice to legalize recreational cannabis isn’t as easy as proponents say it is | Opinion
The expectation that adults would legally use marijuana, while children would not, is clearly misguided.
Democrats can win on the issues. But they need to sell them | Mark O’Keefe
Gov. Tom Wolf's sagging approval ratings must be troubling to Democrat Josh Shapiro, who's looking to succeed him.
Senate committee considers oversight, economic growth with legalized adult-use cannabis
The hearing was one in a series to evaluate the possible benefits of legalizing adult-use recreational cannabis in Pennsylvania and draft oversight measures.
Cannabis legalization: Will Pa. lawmakers barter away our public health and safety? | Opinion
Sen. Mike Regan didn't ask for law enforcement's input on his legalization bill. Here's what we think.
Cannabis Legalization: Pa. should lead, not follow | Opinion
The illegality of cannabis goes far beyond in its harm to our community. A cannabis conviction can negate one's ability to vote, serve in our Armed Forces, or live in public housing.
Pa. Senate committee takes up legalizing adult-use cannabis in initial legislative hearing
The Senate Law and Justice Committee will hold another hearing on adult-use cannabis within the next month.
Here’s the new fight over cocktails-to-go. How is it like the old one? | Monday Morning Coffee
State Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, will try again to make adult sippy cups the law of the land.
Senate committee advances bill to increase tax credit caps for scholarship funds
Opponents argue the legislation will hurt public schools and lead to higher taxes. Democrats on the committee opposed it.
Pa. lawmakers ready bipartisan home-grow bill for medical marijuana users | Friday Morning Coffee
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Two Pennsylvania lawmakers who already were leading the push for legalized recreational marijuana are expanding that crusade with a long-sought bill that would allow medical marijuana users to grow their own cannabis at home. In a Thursday memo seeking co-sponsors for their proposal, Sens. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, and Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, will address disparities in […]