Pa. Dems Chair Sharif Street on Election ’22: Three takeaways | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Democrats 'held [themselves] out as the grown-ups in the room,' the Philadelphia Democrat said.
‘A political stunt’: Philly’s Black clergy, officials slam Krasner impeachment probe
The Democratic prosecutor faces an impeachment probe by the Republican controlled state House of Representatives.
The pressure is on Pa. as neighboring states legalize recreational cannabis
Here's what a move to greener pastures might look like.
Spring Brings New Life: Let’s pass compassionate release for our incarcerated neighbors | Opinion
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.
Pennsylvania lawmakers look to pull public funds from Russia amid war in Ukraine
The exact impact of each move will vary, from $1.1 million in Russian-made vodka to potentially billions in retirement funds. But each dollar will count.
Pa. Senate committee takes up legalizing adult-use cannabis in initial legislative hearing
The Senate Law and Justice Committee will hold another hearing on adult-use cannabis within the next month.
Courts likely to pick Pa. congressional map after Wolf, Legislature fall short
(*This story was updated at 6:04 p.m. 1/24/22 with comment from state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York and 9:03 p.m. with comment from Gov. Tom Wolf.) Despite some last-minute intrigue, the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate on Monday passed a new congressional redistricting plan along party lines, 29-20, sending it to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. But Wolf […]
Pa. Sen. Street hopes shooting at his office forces urgency on gun violence prevention efforts
'I'm hoping that something is actually done because the stuff is happening to us,' Street said
Street says Senate congressional draft is fair, protects minority voters; Democrats say he sold out
The Legislature must pass a map, and Gov. Tom Wolf must sign it, by Jan. 24.
Pa. lawmakers ready bipartisan home-grow bill for medical marijuana users | Friday Morning Coffee
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Two Pennsylvania lawmakers who already were leading the push for legalized recreational marijuana are expanding that crusade with a long-sought bill that would allow medical marijuana users to grow their own cannabis at home. In a Thursday memo seeking co-sponsors for their proposal, Sens. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, and Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, will address disparities in […]
Bipartisan bill aims to allow Pa. lifers a chance at parole
'We are stronger communities with our elders and grandparents home,' an advocate argued.
New Pride collective enters partnership with GALAEI; former Pride director honored in Harrisburg
Franny Price honored for work making Pa. 'a more welcoming home for so many in the Queer community.'