ACLU files suit over Lebanon County medical marijuana restrictions, hopes for statewide impact in ruling

ACLU files suit over Lebanon County medical marijuana restrictions, hopes for statewide impact in ruling

The state chapter of the ACLU filed suit against the Lebanon County court system Tuesday over a policy barring those on probation or parole from using medical marijuana, even if they would otherwise be legally allowed to do so.

Filed in Commonwealth Court, the ACLU is seeking an injunction against the Sept. 1 policy change. The organization said it attempted to negotiate an agreement with Lebanon County court officials but talks broke down last week, prompting the lawsuit.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
SEPTA to purchase solar power from Franklin County project

SEPTA to purchase solar power from Franklin County project

While Gov. Tom Wolf (D) tries to negotiate a greener future for Pennsylvania, some major names have already committed to using more renewable energy. Among them, SEPTA recently agreed to purchase a portion of their expected electricity needs from two solar farm in Franklin County.
 
The state’s largest regional mass transit operator announced in July their plan to purchase from the farms, which will be owned and operated by Lightsource BP. The farms will exclusively produce electricity for SEPTA with a rate locked in for 20 years.
Monday, October 7, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Pittsburgh charts course for a more sustainable future

Pittsburgh charts course for a more sustainable future

After a week where climate change was discussed in Pittsburgh City Council chambers and by Gov. Tom Wolf, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto announced the Steel City would become the second city in the U.S. to adopt the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into its policymaking and planning for the future. 

This means committing to 17 goals including eliminating poverty, clean water, affordable and clean energy, and gender equality. 
Monday, October 7, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
New E-Verify requirements now law after Wolf declines to take action

New E-Verify requirements now law after Wolf declines to take action

A proposal that would require construction firms use the federal E-Verify program is set to take effect after the governor allowed it to become law without his signature, a rare move he has generally reserved only for budget documents.

The law, authored by Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh) and Rep. John Galloway (D-Bucks), is intended to ensure that construction workers are legally allowed to work in the U.S. E-Verify cross-checks information provided by an applicant with Social Security and federal immigration records to determine their immigration status.
Monday, October 7, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Did You Get The Memo? Electric vehicle fees, student-athletes and agritourism

Did You Get The Memo? Electric vehicle fees, student-athletes and agritourism

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week, so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

 

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that would establish an electric vehicle fee, provide income opportunities to student-athletes and protect agritourism in Pennsylvania.

Friday, October 4, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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