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Bill cleaning up Pa.’s medical marijuana law, without home growing provision, heads to Wolf

BY: - June 25, 2021

As part of a rush of last-minute legislation, the Pennsylvania General Assembly on Friday passed an omnibus bill making numerous tweaks to the state’s medical marijuana law. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Paul Schemel, R-Franklin, will enshrine in law numerous temporary policies adopted by the state Department of Health during the COVID-19 pandemic, as […]

Egged on by pandemic-closed offices, lawmakers and media mull changes to Pa.’s open records law

BY: - March 9, 2021

Increased demand for information, combined with closed offices, also exposed deficiencies in the state’s decade old transparency, officials were told Tuesday.

Capitol siege lays bare GOP electoral misinformation in Harrisburg

BY: and - January 10, 2021

“I do believe words have consequences,” Republican state Rep. Natalie Mihalek, of Washington County, told the Capital-Star. “And those consequences were on full display” at the U.S. Capitol.

Franklin Co. lawmaker Schemel quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19

BY: - October 1, 2020

A Republican state House member from south-central Pennsylvania says he is voluntarily quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19.

A Texas judge ruled this doctor was not an expert. A Pennsylvania Republican invited him to testify on trans health care

BY: - September 15, 2020

A physician testifying before a House panel Monday as part of a “fact-finding mission” on gender-affirming care was disqualified by a judge earlier this year as an expert on trans health care.