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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.

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Spring Brings New Life: Let’s pass compassionate release for our incarcerated neighbors | Opinion

BY: - May 2, 2022

Everyone deserves a second chance. This is our chance to give it to them. Let's pass bills sponsored by Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia.

Senate probation reform bill faces pushback from advocates who say they prefer the status quo

BY: - April 27, 2022

The bill, SB 913, which is currently before the House Judiciary Committee after passing the Senate in December, is based on several other pieces of previously introduced legislation.

A top Pa. Senate Republican has a primary. Who’s running against him?

BY: - April 26, 2022

Jarrett Coleman, a suburban Allentown school board member, is challenging Senate Approps Chair Pat Browne.

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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.

Wave of GOP primary challengers seek Harrisburg shakeup over mail-in voting, pandemic response

BY: - April 19, 2022

Among those who face opponents  are House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, both chambers’ top budget officials — House and Senate Appropriations Committee chairs Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York, and Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh — and a handful of other minor members of leadership, as well as a number of rank-and-file members.

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Investing in the future is not radical environmentalism | Opinion

BY: - April 19, 2022

Pennsylvanians deserve an honest dialogue about what interests are really driving the climate debate in our state.

House passes bill banning transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams

BY: , and - April 12, 2022

The upper chamber has already taken action on a similar proposal. Sens. Judy Ward, R-Blair, and Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, introduced a companion bill in the Senate less than a week ago. It then advanced out of the Education Committee on Monday on a party-line vote.

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This Pa. bill would make the roads safer for bicyclists and motorists alike | Opinion

BY: - April 12, 2022

The bill sponsored by Rep. David Maloney, R-Berks, deserves a vote in the Pa. Senate.

Legislation eliminating ballot drop boxes advances to Pa. Senate

BY: - April 11, 2022

The Senate State Government Committee voted 7-4 along party lines to approve the bill, which requires mail-in ballots not returned through the postal service to be delivered by voters directly to their local elections office rather than deposited into a drop box. 

These Pa. lawmakers have 2022 primary challengers

BY: - April 11, 2022

Left, right and open seat, your comprehensive list of every Pa. lawmaker facing opposition on May 17.

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Pa. Senate bill would authorize sale of medical marijuana edibles | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 11, 2022

Twenty-five other states with medical marijuana laws already allow the sale of edibles, Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, said.