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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.

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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.

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.

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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.'

Senate panel proceeds with election bill hearing despite Department of State absence

BY: - October 5, 2021

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’

BY: - September 24, 2021

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.