There’s an Alternative to the Imperial Presidency

By Lee H. Hamilton In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to advance his priorities. He insisted he intends to act with
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New Poll Shows Support For Marrige Equality Building In Pennsylvania

A newly released Quinnipiac poll has shed new light on Pennsylvanians’ views on marriage equality, said Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) in a statement released today. That poll, conducted earlier this month, concluded that although Pennsylvania voters are still divided on same-sex marriage, (more...)

Is It Time to Legalize Marijuana In Pennsylvania?

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) has announced plans to introduce legislation that would legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania. The bill is currently circulating for co sponsorship. Leach, who has become known as the progressive voice in the legislature, previously introduced a bill that would allow the use (more...)

Arizona’s Case SB 1070 at the Supreme Court

On April 25, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Arizona's harsh anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. If this conservative court upholds SB 1070, numerous states that have held off on moving forward on their own versions of Arizona’s ‘papers please’ racial profiling (more...)

Wozniak Bill Waives Inspections for Newer Cars

State Sen. John N. Wozniak announced new legislation that would lift the requirement of annual inspections for cars less than two years old. “For purchasers of today’s new cars, the annual inspection is a pointless ritual that serves no purpose,” he said. “Owners of new cars have (more...)

“Ban the Box” Law Took Effect

The "ban the box" law took effect last week in Philadelphia, according to media. New law prohibits employers in Philadelphia from asking applicants if they have any criminal convictions during a first interview. Such questions are allowed during a follow-up interview. But Criminal justice employers and others (more...)

The Protest Of Anti-piracy Legislation

Internet's most-visited sites Wikipedia was shutdown January 18 2012. Why did it happen? Here is the explanation: " Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the (more...)

Wozniak Proposes Dedicated Disaster Relief Fund

Sept. 20, 2011 – State Sen. John N. Wozniak announced today that he is drafting legislation to create a Disaster Relief Fund in Pennsylvania using a portion of the Johnstown Flood Tax. “It’s time to recognize that natural disasters are a fact of life in Pennsylvania (more...)

Newly Report Endrses Screenin For All Babies

State Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Delaware/Montgomery, who recently introduced legislation that would mandate all newborn babies be tested for congenital heart disease, today announced the release of a report endorsing that plan. The bill, Senate Bill 1202, would add heart screening to the list of tests (more...)

Bill to Help Emergency Natural Gas Responders

State Sen. Mike Stack today joined fellow lawmakers, Philadelphia Gas Works representatives and the family of a young PGW worker who died responding to a natural gas leak call to announce legislation that would help emergency natural gas responders. Currently, the law provides for a one-time payment of death benefits to (more...)

New Jersey — New Medicinal Marijuana State

New Jersey will be the 14th state with approved use of medicinal marijuana for patients with severe diseases, such as AIDS, cancer, muscular dystrophy, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Although the legislation was passed, New Jersey will face the most restrictions on medicinal marijuana usage than any of the other (more...)

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