List by Author: Bill Price

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 ...

Pennsylvania Senators To Introduce Internet Gambling Bill

06.04.15 | 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 ...

PA Senate Advances 4 Bills Aimed At Protecting Animals

06.04.15 | Bill Price

Bills to restrict tethering of dogs and other animal protection measures are moving forward in the Pennsylvania Legislature. The state Senate on Wednesday voted for a bill that would prevent people from tethering their dogs in severe weather or ...

Jills Lawsuit inspires Fair Pay for Pro Teams' Cheerleaders

06.04.15 | Bill Price

A downstate lawmaker is proposing a new bill requiring pro teams to provide fair pay to their cheerleaders. The sponsor says she was inspired by the Buffalo Jills' lawsuit last year. “As we continue the fight for equal pay across the state, ...

Lancaster's New Mascot: LEGENDS

06.04.15 | Bill Price

The students have spoken. Lancaster's new sports team mascot is Legends. Students cast their ballots over the past two days. Legends turned out to be the overwhelming choice. The Alphas finished in second place, and the Knights were in third ...

123456