With legalization in doubt, Democrats eye expedited pardons for marijuana convictions

With legalization in doubt, Democrats eye expedited pardons for marijuana convictions

Last week, Republican leaders in the General Assembly were clear about their stance on legalizing recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania: it’s not happening anytime soon.

 

And while Democrats will likely continue to levy pressure on their GOP colleagues, one state board plans to act on its own to provide relief to those with weighed down by consequences from past marijuana convictions.

Monday, September 30, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Legislators move forward with plan to retool lieutenant governor's mansion; Fetterman says he supports

Legislators move forward with plan to retool lieutenant governor's mansion; Fetterman says he supports

A Senate committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would retool the Lieutenant Governor’s Mansion, after Lt. Gov. John Fetterman became the first in recent memory not to reside in the property at Fort Indiantown Gap.

Pennsylvania is the only state in the country to provide the lieutenant governor with a taxpayer-funded residence, although lawmakers have been looking to change that in recent years. 
Thursday, September 26, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Wolf says he supports marijuana legalization following release of listening tour report

Wolf says he supports marijuana legalization following release of listening tour report

Gov. Tom Wolf called on the General Assembly Wednesday to hold a “serious debate” on the legalization of recreational marijuana in the commonwealth, citing the results of Lieutenant Gov. John Fetterman’s statewide listening tour as evidence that the state was ready for the switch.

Fetterman’s report, which was formally delivered to the governor Wednesday, said 65 to 70 percent of those who participated in the tour in-person and online supported legalization. Only a handful of counties had attendees who opposed legalization and virtually all in attendance believed decriminalizing possession of small amounts of cannabis was a good idea, Fetterman said.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: The PLS Reporter joins Gisele Fetterman to get the inside scoop on life as the state's Second Lady

VIDEO: The PLS Reporter joins Gisele Fetterman to get the inside scoop on life as the state's Second Lady

Do you ever wonder about the role of the Second Woman of Pennsylvania? Or what about how the Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman and his wife Gisele met? Or even why the heck Gisele cuts her husband's head out of basically every photo on Twitter? The PLS Reporter can now proudly answer these questions and more. 

We joined Gisele Fetterman at the Lieutenant Governor's mansion in Fort Indiantown Gap, while kids swam in the residence's pool beside us, to get all of our questions answered. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Right 2 Know Episode 14: Sit down with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman

Right 2 Know Episode 14: Sit down with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman

One of the most recognizable (and at times controversial figures) in Pennsylvania politics, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman joins Andrew and Justin to chat about his recreational marijuana listening tour, criminal justice reform and the challenges of his new job. Discussion of Bigfoot and Dad bods also ensues. If you like what you hear, follow us on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.
Friday, July 12, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
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