Fight over to-go cocktails spills back into Pa. Senate

BY: - June 24, 2021

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

BY: - June 24, 2021

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

BY: - June 17, 2021

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

BY: - June 16, 2021

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

BY: - June 15, 2021

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?

BY: and - June 11, 2021

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

BY: - May 14, 2021

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

BY: - March 22, 2021

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

BY: - March 10, 2021

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

BY: - March 3, 2021

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

BY: - November 11, 2020

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.

#BlackLivesMatter rally in Harrisburg: ‘We will get police reform in the state of Pennsylvania’

BY: - June 7, 2020

On the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol, marchers called on lawmakers to pass police reform bills that have lingered in committee for months.