Pat Vance

A one-ounce bag of medicinal marijuana is displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group in Berkeley, California. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PA Senate Vote On Authorizing Medical Marijuana Expected Today

The state Senate today is expected to take what could be a historic vote on a bill to authorize the use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.

09/24/2014

(Surrounded by supporters, Gov. Corbett ceremonially "signs" legislation he says will improve the doctor-patient relationship.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Says Doctors Should Be Able To Apologize Without Fueling Lawsuits

Gov. Corbett said the change allowing doctors to offer condolences will improve the relationship between patients and their health care providers.

10/23/2013

(The Pennsylvania Capitol. Credit: Getty Images)

Pa. Lawmakers Want State To Refuse Obamacare’s Abortion Coverage

A state senate committee in Harrisburg has given its approval to a bill that would have Pennsylvania opt out of abortion coverage as part of the new federal health care law taking effect.

04/10/2013

Secretary Barry Schoch testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Politicians Put Heat On Corbett For Transportation Funding

During budget hearings last week, state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle continued to pressure Governor Corbett to address transportation funding, as the PennDOT secretary expressed concerns about Pennsylvania’s aging bridges.

02/27/2012

(credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmakers Working On New Abortion Clinic Legislation

Dr. Eli Avila, tapped by Governor Corbett to head the state Health Department, says he will play a personal role in changing the mindset of his agency, which had virtually abdicated its duty to regulate Pennsylvania abortion clinics.

03/03/2011

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