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
Council passes resolution supporting Marsy’s Law

Council passes resolution supporting Marsy’s Law

Philadelphia City Council Thursday passed a resolution supporting the efforts from Harrisburg to pass Marsy’s Law, a change to state code that offers more protection to victims of crime.

The bill passed through the state’s House of Representatives with a wide, bipartisan vote on Monday. Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia) has sponsored the Senate’s version, which if passed would go before voters on the November general election ballot.

Thursday, April 11, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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