Pa. State Senate
The head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, John McNesby, says he’s likely to run for the state senate. And a new court ruling could boost the size of his campaign warchest.
In an apparent effort to light a fire under the feet of their counterparts in the state senate, a committee in the Pennsylvania House has advanced a new state budget partially funded by revenues from the sale of liquor retailing licenses.
At a hearing on medical marijuana, the committee heard testimony from Irvin Rosenfeld, one of only a few people who get marijuana for medicinal purposes approved by the federal government.
The judge’s ruling is expected this afternoon.
The state attorney general’s office says that state senator LeAnna Washington, a Democrat who represents portions of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties, has been charged with theft and conflict of interest.
The House back in March passed a liquor privatization bill and now the concept has cleared a major hurdle in the Senate, in the form of an amendment to the House bill passed early Saturday morning.
The security guards for the Pennsylvania state Senate in Harrisburg do not carry firearms, and the House security guards didn’t either, until a few years ago.