Republicans bluntly critical of Fetterman’s marijuana listening tour

Republicans bluntly critical of Fetterman’s marijuana listening tour

Four Republican lawmakers have banded together to denounce the marijuana legalization listening tour hosted by Pennsylvania Lieutenant Gov. John Fetterman, calling it a “sham” ahead of a stop in Franklin County. 
 
Representatives John Hershey (R-Juniata), Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford) released a joint statement questioning the motives behind Fetterman’s listening tour, and whether the lieutenant governor is really listening at all. 
Monday, April 22, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
As part of continued criminal justice reform push, Brandon Flood tapped as Pardons Secretary

As part of continued criminal justice reform push, Brandon Flood tapped as Pardons Secretary

As part of a continued movement to reform the state’s criminal justice system, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman formally announced Monday that he has tapped Brandon Flood, a veteran legislative staffer and lobbyist, as secretary of the state’s Board of Pardons.

Fetterman and a bevy of lawmakers said at a press conference that Flood’s appointment would open up a more efficient and empathetic era for the Board of Pardons. Flood himself was formally pardoned earlier this year for a pair of drug and firearm charges when he was 17 and 22, respectively.
Monday, April 8, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Special election results for the 37th state senate district

Special election results for the 37th state senate district

This story will be updated as results and more information become available. 
 
Today the battle for Pennsylvania’s 37th district state senate seat will come to an end, as voters head to the polls to choose between Allegheny County Republican Committee Chairman D. Raja or former Assistant Secretary to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Pam Iovino for the Allegheny County state senate seat. 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Minimum wage hike, recreational pot earn wide support in new statewide poll

Minimum wage hike, recreational pot earn wide support in new statewide poll

Nearly 70 percent of Pennsylvanians express some support for raising the state’s minimum wage and over half are in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana, according to a poll released by Franklin and Marshall University Thursday.

State Democrats will hope those data points could indicate public support is behind them in their uphill battle to push Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to raise the state minimum wage to $15 per hour, as well as a possible fight to legalize recreational marijuana in the commonwealth.
Thursday, March 28, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - March 11, 2019

Tweets of the Week - March 11, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, March 15, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
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