Republicans in the PA House yesterday spoke up against the issue of legalizing recreational cannabis in Pennsylvania. Here’s Rep. Paul Schemel offering his take at the start of the informational meeting held at the Capitol.
The PA House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday passed HB 999, which would repeal the death penalty in Pennsylvania. The bill and the overall issue has prompted a deep reflection by a number of lawmakers who shared their thoughts before the vote,
The PA House has approved funding for the four state-related universities (Penn State, Pitt, Temple and Lincoln) after getting the necessary Republican votes for the two-thirds needed to pass. Republican Leader Bryan Cutler talked about the vote after today’s session.
The PA House has passed a hate crime bill (HB 1027) that has been long in the making but still raises concerns among many Republicans, who believe that it goes too far in defining a hate crime and violates process rules. Here’s a quick wrap of this morning’s debate.