VIDEO: Folmer explains his negative vote on prescription drug monitoring bill

VIDEO: Folmer explains his negative vote on prescription drug monitoring bill

Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) explains why he voted in the negative on the monitoring of prescription drugs legislation today in a Senate Rules Committee meeting. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Last dance for medical marijuana?

According to House Republican leadership, the last dance for the issue of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is likely destined to be joint committee hearings on Senate Bill 1182, which passed the Senate just two weeks ago, and not consideration of a legalization measure on the House floor.

Steve Miskin, spokesperson for the Speaker and House Majority Leader, told reporters Tuesday afternoon that joint hearings will be held between the House Judiciary and House Health committees, but no specific timeframe for the hearings has been established.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

House medical marijuana gambit may be up in smoke

Friday, Rep. Ed Gainey (D-Allegheny) announced his intention to offer an amendment to a bill during Tuesday’s voting session that would provide for the legalization for medical marijuana. His proposal is identical to a proposal that recently passed the Senate.

As the situation developed Monday, it appears the attempt to offer the amendment might be up in smoke.

Monday, October 6, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Leach gives response to medical marijuana amendment offered by Rep. Gainey

VIDEO: Leach gives response to medical marijuana amendment offered by Rep. Gainey

Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) offers his support  for Rep. Ed Gainey's (D-Allegheny) plan to offer an amendment to SB 405 to provide for the medical use of marijuana. It is scheduled to be considered by the House on Tuesday. 

Monday, October 6, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Video

Medical marijuana bill’s committee vote put off one day

Though sunshined for a Senate Appropriations Committee vote, a bill legalizing certain forms of medical marijuana was put off Monday afternoon.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman (R-Centre) and prime sponsor Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) have indicated the committee is likely to vote on the bill and related amendments in committee Tuesday.

Monday, September 22, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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