List by Category: Pennsylvania News

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 ...

Senate OKs Cordelia's Law to give horses animal-cruelty protection

06.08.15 | Bob Price

A bill placing horses on par with dogs and cats under Pennsylvania's animal cruelty law has passed the Senate. Cordelia's Law (Senate Bill 294) was one of four anti-cruelty measures that the Senate passed Wednesday by overwhelming majorities. Sen. ...

$900M power plant proposed for Cambria County

06.08.15 | Bob Price

A proposed project in Cambria County promises to bring hundreds of jobs and an economic boost to the region's economy.  A $900 million natural gas power plant that a company based in Boston says it's been planning for about a year.  The ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lawmakers Call PA Gerrymandered: Say They’re Working On Reform

06.03.15 | Bill Price

The constitution says legislative districts are to be compact and contiguous and keep communities of interest intact. Apparently, Pennsylvania needs better artists when it comes to drawing boundaries for congressional and state legislative ...

Wolf’s Pick For Police Commissioner Goes Before Senate Panel

06.03.15 | Bill Price

Gov. Tom Wolf’s choice to lead the Pennsylvania State Police will go before skeptical Republican senators who, like the troopers’ union, have asked the Democratic governor to withdraw Col. Marcus Brown as his nominee. Brown’s ...

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