Cocktails to-go helped Pa. businesses stay afloat. Now they’re in for an even slower recovery
Anticipating a busy summer for takeout boozy drinks, Thomas Tell — a Lackawanna County bar owner — stocked up on sealable containers and drink carriers.
Fight over to-go cocktails spills back into Pa. Senate
In the span of two hours Thursday afternoon, the Pennsylvania House stripped out language approving the private sale of canned cocktails from a bill permanently legalizing to-go mixed drinks, before approving it 170-31. The proposal now returns to the Senate, which cracked open a three-way political fight between restaurants, the liquor lobby, and the union […]
A state senator got cited for violating this Pa. traffic law. Now he wants to repeal it
State Sen. Mike Regan, R-York, told a Harrisburg TV station that the law is “subjective” for drivers and law enforcement.
A lawmaker claimed Pa. has seen a ‘large uptick’ in alcohol-related incidents; state police data says otherwise
Senate Law and Justice Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Regan, R-York, is right — there’s no way to formally regulate how much alcohol a bartender pours into a to-go cocktail. But one reason he gave for supporting legislation that would let liquor license holders sell canned cocktails to-go, doesn’t add up. “We’ve seen recently that there […]
‘We are running out of time.’ Senate advances legislation to make to-go cocktails permanent
Gov. Tom Wolf said he would veto a bill that would allow thousands of retailers to sell canned alcoholic drinks, but that didn’t stop the Senate from pushing through legislation that would also make to-go cocktails a permanent menu item in Pennsylvania.
It’s last call — for now for to-go cocktails, as House and Senate jockey over bill
Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster declaration is over, and to-go cocktails are ending with it — at least until lawmakers approve a bill that lets sales continue.
What’s holding up Harrisburg lawmakers from making to-go cocktails permanent?
A top Senate Republican had a fundraiser at the home of someone who’d stand to benefit from private sales of canned cocktails this week.
Pa. lawmakers have been promoting May 18 ballot questions. One method is raising eyebrows
For weeks, Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly have been spreading the word about two proposed constitutional amendments that would change how Pennsylvania responds to emergencies. But recent methods have raised ethical questions. In a recent mailer to constituents, Sen. Mike Regan, R-York, argued that voters in his suburban Harrisburg district would have a “stronger […]
Pa. Sen. Mike Regan hospitalized after motorcycle accident
Regan, R-York, was recovering at Milton S. Hershey Hospital as of Monday morning, his chief of staff, Bruce McLanahan, told PennLive.
COVID cases are down. This isn’t the time to lift mask mandates or refuse the vaccine | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Masks and vaccines reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Why are two Pa lawmakers trying to stand in the way of that?
Wolf, legislative leaders tap the well-connected for big salaries as oversight board members
Such appointments certainly aren’t new. But reformers were quick to call the trend, at best, discouraging to citizens, and at worst, feeding widespread and record low distrust in all levels of government.
Pa. Republicans are playing a dangerous game with Trump over election results | Wednesday Morning Coffee
In the absence of proof of fraud, the Pa. GOP needs to think long and hard about this dangerous dance with the Trump White House.