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Cox Comments on House Passage of Medical Marijuana Bill

Mar. 17, 2016  Download

Lawmakers in Harrisburg took the next step toward legalization of Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania on Wednesday with the passage of an amended version of Senate Bill 3, which would allow for the use of cannabis in order to treat specific ailments. The legislation outlines how marijuana-related organizations will be regulated, and establishes an advisory board charged with reviewing Commonwealth law related to the production and distribution of prescription cannabis. Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks, Lancaster) said this is just the first step in the process to ensuring that patients can access the medications they need. Senate Bill 3 now returns to the Senate for concurrence of the amendments made by the House.

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Warner Comments on House Passage of Medical Marijuana Bill

Mar. 17, 2016  Download

Lawmakers in Harrisburg took the next step toward legalization of Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania on Wednesday with the passage of an amended version of Senate Bill 3, which would allow for the use of cannabis in order to treat specific ailments. The legislation outlines how marijuana-related organizations will be regulated, and establishes an advisory board charged with reviewing Commonwealth law related to the production and distribution of prescription cannabis Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette, Westmoreland) said he supported the bill and hopes that this will help reduce prescription painkiller addiction. Senate Bill 3 now returns to the Senate for concurrence of the amendments made by the House.

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Heffley Comments on House Passage of Medical Marijuana Bill

Mar. 17, 2016  Download

Lawmakers in Harrisburg took the next step toward legalization of Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania on Wednesday with the passage of an amended version of Senate Bill 3, which would allow for the use of cannabis in order to treat specific ailments. The legislation outlines how marijuana-related organizations will be regulated, and establishes an advisory board charged with reviewing Commonwealth law related to the production and distribution of prescription cannabis. Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) said that while he is not opposed to the legitimate medical use of marijuana, he felt this legislation did not offer necessary consumer protections. Senate Bill 3 now returns to the Senate for concurrence of the amendments made by the House.

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Rep. Bloom Comments on House Passage of 2015-16 Supplemental Budget Funding

Mar. 16, 2016  Download

Lawmakers took action Wednesday in the state capitol to provide essential funding for the remainder of the 2015/2016 state budget. The current year’s fiscal plan remains unresolved due to the Governor’s line-item vetoes of more than $6 billion for basic and higher education, as well as money for the Department of Corrections and agriculture programs. The House and Senate put forth the supplemental budget legislation to address funding holes created by the Governor’s vetoes and restore state funding for these programs. The funding bill approved today provides for a 200 million dollar increase for basic education, a 5 percent increase for higher education, and ensures that no schools will close in the Commonwealth. Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) said this balanced budget plan would provide much needed funding for Pennsylvania schools and put an end to the crisis caused by the governor’s use of the veto pen to create an artificial budget crisis.

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Rep. Delozier Comments on House Passage of 2015-16 Supplemental Budget Funding

Mar. 16, 2016  Download

Lawmakers took action Wednesday in the state capitol to provide essential funding for the remainder of the 2015/2016 state budget. The current year’s fiscal plan remains unresolved due to the Governor’s line-item vetoes of more than $6 billion for basic and higher education, as well as money for the Department of Corrections and agriculture programs. The House and Senate put forth the supplemental budget legislation to address funding holes created by the Governor’s vetoes and restore state funding for these programs. The funding bill approved today provides for a 200 million dollar increase for basic education, a 5 percent increase for higher education, and ensures that no schools will close in the Commonwealth. Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) said it is past time to complete the budget and provide much needed funding for schools and other critical programs without raising taxes

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Rep. Gabler Comments on House Passage of 2015-16 Supplemental Budget Funding

Mar. 16, 2016  Download

Lawmakers took action Wednesday in the state capitol to provide essential funding for the remainder of the 2015/2016 state budget. The current year’s fiscal plan remains unresolved due to the Governor’s line-item vetoes of more than $6 billion for basic and higher education, as well as money for the Department of Corrections and agriculture programs. The House and Senate put forth the supplemental budget legislation to address funding holes created by the Governor’s vetoes and restore state funding for these programs. The funding bill approved today provides for a 200 million dollar increase for basic education, a 5 percent increase for higher education, and ensures that no schools will close in the Commonwealth. Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield & Elk) said it is well past time to complete the state budget and hopes the governor will sign the bill so the General Assembly can get to work on next year’s spending plan.

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Rep. Harper Comments on House Passage of 2015-16 Supplemental Budget Funding

Mar. 16, 2016  Download

Lawmakers took action Wednesday in the state capitol to provide essential funding for the remainder of the 2015/2016 state budget. The current year’s fiscal plan remains unresolved due to the Governor’s line-item vetoes of more than $6 billion for basic and higher education, as well as money for the Department of Corrections and agriculture programs. The House and Senate put forth the supplemental budget legislation to address funding holes created by the Governor’s vetoes and restore state funding for these programs. The funding bill approved today provides for a 200 million dollar increase for basic education, a 5 percent increase for higher education, and ensures that no schools will close in the Commonwealth. Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) said this funding plan will complete the state budget and provide much needed funding for schools and other education programs that are in dire need of state support.

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Rep. Kaufer Comments on House Passage of 2015-16 Supplemental Budget Funding

Mar. 16, 2016  Download

Lawmakers took action Wednesday in the state capitol to provide essential funding for the remainder of the 2015/2016 state budget. The current year’s fiscal plan remains unresolved due to the Governor’s line-item vetoes of more than $6 billion for basic and higher education, as well as money for the Department of Corrections and agriculture programs. The House and Senate put forth the supplemental budget legislation to address funding holes created by the Governor’s vetoes and restore state funding for these programs. The funding bill approved today provides for a 200 million dollar increase for basic education, a 5 percent increase for higher education, and ensures that no schools will close in the Commonwealth. Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) said this balanced budget plan would provide much needed funding for education and hopes the governor will not continue to use his veto power to threaten to close Pennsylvania schools.

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Rep. Millard Comments on House Passage of 2015-16 Supplemental Budget Funding

Mar. 16, 2016  Download

Lawmakers took action Wednesday in the state capitol to provide essential funding for the remainder of the 2015/2016 state budget. The current year’s fiscal plan remains unresolved due to the Governor’s line-item vetoes of more than $6 billion for basic and higher education, as well as money for the Department of Corrections and agriculture programs. The House and Senate put forth the supplemental budget legislation to address funding holes created by the Governor’s vetoes and restore state funding for these programs. The funding bill approved today provides for a 200 million dollar increase for basic education, a 5 percent increase for higher education, and ensures that no schools will close in the Commonwealth. Rep. Dave Millard (R-Columbia) said this balanced budget bill would provide much needed funding for Pennsylvania schools and the governor should support the plan.

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Rep. Rader Comments on House Passage of 2015-16 Supplemental Budget Funding

Mar. 16, 2016  Download

Lawmakers took action Wednesday in the state capitol to provide essential funding for the remainder of the 2015/2016 state budget. The current year’s fiscal plan remains unresolved due to the Governor’s line-item vetoes of more than $6 billion for basic and higher education, as well as money for the Department of Corrections and agriculture programs. The House and Senate put forth the supplemental budget legislation to address funding holes created by the Governor’s vetoes and restore state funding for these programs. The funding bill approved today provides for a 200 million dollar increase for basic education, a 5 percent increase for higher education, and ensures that no schools will close in the Commonwealth. Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) said it is well past time to complete the state budget and hopes the governor will sign the bill so the General Assembly can get to work on next year’s spending plan.