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.'
Senate panel proceeds with election bill hearing despite Department of State absence
The Senate State Government Committee met for 25 minutes on Tuesday.
Pa. county officials say bipartisan election reform bill is a step toward ‘badly-needed relief’
The 11-page bill allows for precanvassing of mail-in ballots at least three days before an election and moves back the deadline to receive applications for mail-in ballots from one week to two weeks before an election.
Democrats, GOP lawmakers in Pa., elsewhere push back against partisan election reviews
Inspired by former President Donald Trump’s baseless accusation of widespread voter fraud, the inquiries are taking place in two states won by President Joe Biden. They come as the similarly partisan review wraps up in Arizona, where investigators chased conspiracy theories and accepted millions of dollars from Trump allies.
Two Pa. lawmakers are working on bipartisan election reform. Here’s what they’ve proposed
Two months after a panel of lawmakers released a report on election integrity, the Republican and Democratic heads of a Senate committee with election oversight are putting its recommendations into action.
Philadelphia officials demand more action to reduce gun violence
Sen. Sharif Street choked up discussing his cousin-in-law’s murder. April, Street’s wife, left the news conference at one point, sat beside a nearby statue, and cried.
Bill cleaning up Pa.’s medical marijuana law, without home growing provision, heads to Wolf
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 […]
‘We don’t just stop at Juneteenth’: Civil rights leader, lawmakers call for more action on social justice reform
“It is important that we don’t just stop on Juneteenth. It’s important that we look at all of the systemic issues and racism in legislation and policy and how that has impacted our community,” said Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Philadelphia, the chairperson of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus.