Pa. Senate committee advances GOP-authored bill expanding canned cocktail sales

BY: and - May 10, 2023

Legislation expanding where consumers can purchase ready–to-drink beverages saw approval from a Pennsylvania Senate committee on Tuesday, moving to the full chamber for consideration.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Democrats propose abolishing death penalty; Republican floats mandatory sentence for murdering cop

BY: - February 22, 2023

Democrats reintroduced legislation to ban capital punishment in Pennsylvania.


Is this the year that Pa. finally legalizes recreational marijuana? | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - February 19, 2023

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

BY: - May 9, 2022

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

BY: - April 22, 2022

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

BY: - April 17, 2022

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

BY: - February 28, 2022

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

BY: - February 8, 2022

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

BY: - February 8, 2022

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

BY: - February 7, 2022

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

BY: - January 31, 2022

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

BY: - January 19, 2022

Opponents argue the legislation will hurt public schools and lead to higher taxes. Democrats on the committee opposed it.