List by Author: Bill Price

NY Releases List of 43 Medical Marijuana License Bidders

06.10.15 | Bill Price

New York's Health Department has posted a list of 43 applicants seeking one of five possible state licenses to grow, process and distribute medical marijuana. The list includes several bidders who announced proposals and some now running similar ...

Basil Plea Deal Means 15 to 21 Years In Prison

06.10.15 | Bill Price

Rather than face a second trial after his murder conviction was tossed out, former Molly's Pub manager Jeffrey Basil has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of William Sager and could now face 15 to 21 years in jail. The plea deal came ...

NY Senate Passes Ban on Powdered Alcohol

06.09.15 | Bill Price

If many lawmakers in New York State have it their way, the product powdered alcohol will never be allowed on shelves. The product, more commonly known as Palcohol, has been a topic of contention since its creator unveiled the freeze dried powder. ...

NYS Senate Passes Bill to Amend SAFE Act

06.09.15 | Bill Price

The New York State Senate approved legislation on Monday that State Senator James L. Seward (R) co-sponsored. The bill approved would amend several provisions of the NY-SAFE Act. “I voted against the NY-SAFE Act when it was first proposed ...

House GOP: PA Medical Marijuana Bill Isn't Dead Yet

06.09.15 | Bill Price

A House GOP spokesman says the majority's lawmakers aren't giving up on a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. A plan to let doctors and nurse practitioners recommend different forms of marijuana for various ailments passed in the ...

Senate Turns Thumbs Down on Marcus Brown Nomination

06.09.15 | Bill Price

Marcus Brown, in a business suit, hustled up the steps of the Capitol Monday morning and into a behind-closed-doors meeting with Senate Republicans. Governor Wolf’s nominee to head the Pennsylvania State Police had one last chance to ...

Pennsylvania Senators to Introduce Internet Gambling Bill

06.05.15 | Bill Price

Republican state senators in Pennsylvania are preparing to introduce legislation to allow Internet gambling. The forthcoming bill was advertised Wednesday by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and three other Republicans. Their memo to ...

Medical Marijuana Bill Stopped in its Tracks

06.05.15 | Bill Price

Despite growing support, one lawmaker is stalling efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 3 overwhelmingly passed the Senate and now it is in the House Health Committee. According to the chairman, that’s where the ...

Ryan Looking at Steps to Turn 198 Into Parkway

06.05.15 | Bill Price

What's next after the speed limit on Route 198 was lowered to 30 MPH? "We need to do more than post a lower speed limit to keep people going 30 miles per hour," said Assemblyman Sean Ryan. "We need to come up with a set of interim traffic ...

EPA: No Widespread Harm to Drinking Water from Fracking

06.05.15 | Bill Price

Hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, but the controversial drilling technique could affect drinking water if safeguards are not maintained, the government said Thursday. A draft ...

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