List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Montel Williams Pushes for Medical Marijuana in PA

06.10.15 | Bill Price

Montel Williams is expected to be in Harrisburg this week. The Emmy award winning talk show host is lobbying for the legalization of medicinal marijuana. Williams, who’s been living with multiple sclerosis since 1999, recently wrote an ...

Senate Confirms Transgender Woman as PA Physician General

06.10.15 | Bill Price

A transgender woman has the approval of the Pennsylvania Senate to be Pennsylvania’s physician general in what one lawmaker calls a “history making” vote. Dr. Rachel Levine unanimously won confirmation Tuesday. House Rep. Dan ...

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 ...

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