Temporary medical marijuana regulations relating to physicians open for public comment

Temporary medical marijuana regulations relating to physicians open for public comment

The Pennsylvania Department of Health this week announced that temporary medical marijuana regulations that would cover physicians are available for public comment.

 

The regulations, which deal with topics such as prescribing guidelines and the ability of physicians to advertise a medical marijuana practice, also outline the registration process as it relates to participating in the medical marijuana program.

Thursday, April 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 42: Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks)

The podcast this week is joined by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) who talks about his concerns with and opposition to the proposed merger of four human services related agencies--particularly the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs--as proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf and included as part of the House GOP-crafted budget that recently made its way to the Senate.

Thursday, April 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
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House Speaker supports paid maternity leave for House employees

House Speaker supports paid maternity leave for House employees

After a review of the benefits for employees of the House of Representatives, Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued a statement earlier this week noting his support for providing House employees with twelve weeks of paid maternity leave.

 

"After conducting an extensive review of our benefit policies, as well as those offered by other employers in both the private and public sector, I support instituting a paid maternity leave policy for House employees," he said.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PA Treasurer looks to save money through “passive” investment strategy

PA Treasurer looks to save money through “passive” investment strategy

State Treasurer Joe Torsella announced earlier this week that, in a move expected to save $195 million over 20 years, all of the Commonwealth’s $2.4 billion public equity investments will be managed through a “passive” investment strategy.

 

According to Torsella, the move will save $5 million paid in fees each year to investment managers that he says often underperform in the market and will be a step toward ending the pay-to-play culture that has existed in the Treasury and other areas of state government.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Redistricting transparency proposal rebooted

Redistricting transparency proposal rebooted

A proposal that aims to bring more transparency to the redistricting process has been recently reintroduced by Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland).

 

The proposal, which is currently in its cosponsorship memo form, was introduced last session by Rep. Delozier as House Bill 1898 and seeks to amend Pennsylvania’s constitution to change how state and Congressional districts are drawn.

Monday, April 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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