VIDEO: Folmer, Leach reintroduce medical marijuana bill

VIDEO: Folmer, Leach reintroduce medical marijuana bill

During a Tuesday morning press conference, Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) and Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) discuss the benefits of their reintroduced medical marijuana bill, SB 3. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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Medical marijuana legalization has new life as House Majority Leader expresses support

Taking a decidedly different tone from House Republican leadership last session, new House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) said he was supportive of the concept to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania during Monday’s press club luncheon.

“I do support the use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania,” he said. “I am hopeful we can get to a situation where we can negotiate a product in the House with a product in the Senate that the governor is willing to accept and sign into law.”

Monday, January 26, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Lawsuit filed over Arneson’s firing focuses on office’s independence, quasi-judicial function

In the latest in the saga over Gov. Tom Wolf’s firing of current/former Office of Open Records executive director Erik Arneson saw the Senate Republican Caucus file a lawsuit on his behalf Monday afternoon.

The lawsuit seeks a declaratory judgment for the caucus as to Arneson’s status and seeks to have the court use its powers of injunctive relief to place Arneson back at OOR’s helm.

In making their argument, the Senate Republicans offer that the OOR’s executive director is not subject to the governor’s at-will removal given the independent nature of the office and the quasi-judicial function of the office, both of which they claim courts have found act as checks on the governor’s authority to remove appointees. 

Monday, January 26, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Leader Reed sets House GOP agenda

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) struck a tone of bipartisanship at Monday’s Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon where he outlined his caucus’s legislative priorities, noting they broadly align with Gov. Tom Wolf’s as announced at his inaugural addressed.

While he said his caucus agrees economic, education, and government reform are a priority, Rep. Reed noted there may be a difference as to how to achieve the broad-based policy goals on which many—if not all—agree Pennsylvania needs to tackle.

Monday, January 26, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Former Eagles running back advocates for school choice in the Capitol

VIDEO: Former Eagles running back advocates for school choice in the Capitol

Ricky Watters, former Philadelphia Eagles running back talked with The PLS Reporter about how school choice and the REACH Foundation changed his life as a child. 

Monday, January 26, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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