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Pa. Dems Chair Sharif Street on Election ’22: Three takeaways | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 22, 2022

Democrats 'held [themselves] out as the grown-ups in the room,' the Philadelphia Democrat said.

PRO-KRASNER RALLY

‘A political stunt’: Philly’s Black clergy, officials slam Krasner impeachment probe

BY: - September 24, 2022

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

BY: - May 9, 2022

Here's what a move to greener pastures might look like.

COMMENTARY

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.

Pennsylvania lawmakers look to pull public funds from Russia amid war in Ukraine

BY: - February 28, 2022

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

BY: - February 7, 2022

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

BY: and - January 24, 2022

(*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

BY: - December 15, 2021

'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

BY: - December 9, 2021

The Legislature must pass a map, and Gov. Tom Wolf must sign it, by Jan. 24.

COMMENTARY

Pa. lawmakers ready bipartisan home-grow bill for medical marijuana users | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 19, 2021

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

BY: - November 15, 2021

'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

BY: - October 30, 2021

Franny Price honored for work making Pa. 'a more welcoming home for so many in the Queer community.'