Did You Get The Memo? Proposals for a ban on kratom, school self-defense training and Right-to-Know reforms

Did You Get The Memo? Proposals for a ban on kratom, school self-defense training and Right-to-Know reforms

A weekly look at new proposals from lawmakers in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. In our latest iteration of our weekly feature on new co-sponsorship memoranda, we take a look at proposals to ban the herbal supplement kratom, potential changes to the state’s Right-to-Know Law, and self-defense training for school employees. 

Friday, April 12, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Philly Council hearing on medical marijuana dispensaries highlights needs for community involvement

Philly Council hearing on medical marijuana dispensaries highlights needs for community involvement

Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Rules Friday hurried through a meeting to pass through two bills, including one to restrict the spread of marijuana dispensaries in one neighborhood near the county border.

Currently there are six dispensaries operating in the city. The state mandates they open in commercial corridors, like the Beyond/Hello location that recently opened in the shopping district of Center City.

Friday, April 12, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
5 bills to watch for the week of April 15

5 bills to watch for the week of April 15

We get it—session weeks are busy. That’s why we put together a list of the bills being discussed in committee and on the floor of the General Assembly that are worth devoting your precious time to tracking. From regulatory reform to Right to Know requests, here are five bills to watch for the week of April 15.
Friday, April 12, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - April 8, 2019

Tweets of the Week - April 8, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, April 12, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Metcalfe crafting impeachment resolution against Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

Metcalfe crafting impeachment resolution against Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

The push for gun control in Pittsburgh has been met with wariness from gun advocates since the idea began gaining real traction in December. However some guns rights activists have taken their anger over newly signed gun control ordinances to court, in the form of lawsuits and even criminal complaints against Pittsburgh City Council and Mayor Bill Peduto. But as of yesterday, Peduto in particular is facing backlash not just from residents but from the state legislature, in the form of an announcement by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) that he is drafting a resolution to start impeachment proceedings against the mayor.
Thursday, April 11, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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