DePasquale report cites $581 million in potential recreational marijuana revenue, but that doesn't mean lawmakers are biting

DePasquale report cites $581 million in potential recreational marijuana revenue, but that doesn't mean lawmakers are biting

Pennsylvania could be rolling in extra green if it was cool with selling green, according to the state’s fiscal watchdog.

A year after coming out in favor of legalizing it, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a special report that estimated the state could get an extra $581 million a year from regulating and taxing marijuana.

Friday, July 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Seven Lt. Governor hopefuls debate issues at progressive summit

Seven Lt. Governor hopefuls debate issues at progressive summit

The crowded field of seven Democrats took to a stage Friday night to build some daylight in the race to win the party’s nod for Lt. Governor.

Besides embattled incumbent Mike Stack, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, veteran and pharmacist Aryanna Berringer, Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, Montgomery County State Rep. Madeleine Dean, Lancaster County Commissioner Craig Lehman and businessman and community activist Ray Sosa all appeared at the forum, organized by Keystone Progress, a progressive advocacy group in Pennsylvania.

Sunday, February 4, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Allegheny County Delegation votes and activity for the week of April 17

Allegheny County Delegation votes and activity for the week of April 17

The state General Assembly wrapped up session for the week of April 17 by sending a bill that will provide $15 million to fund operations at the state’s unemployment compensation call centers for up to nine months to Governor Wolf for his signature. 

In a vote 41-8 Wednesday, the Senate passed Senate Bill 250 and what some call a short-term fix to how the Commonwealth has been funding technology and infrastructure improvements in the UC call center system. 

Friday, April 21, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
AG DePasquale believes regulating and taxing marijuana in Pennsylvania could help reach the $3 billion budget deficit

AG DePasquale believes regulating and taxing marijuana in Pennsylvania could help reach the $3 billion budget deficit

At a press conference Monday morning, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale discussed the benefits that would come from regulating and taxing marijuana in Pennsylvania. 

He estimates that Pennsylvania could gain around $200 million, and believes that would be a recurring number. 
Monday, March 6, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Attorney disciplinary board adopts new rule allowing PA lawyers to advise clients on medical marijuana industry

Attorney disciplinary board adopts new rule allowing PA lawyers to advise clients on medical marijuana industry

Noting the ethical dilemma that may arise for Pennsylvania attorneys engaged in consultation with individuals or businesses looking to understand the implications of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act, the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently adopted a new rule making it permissible for attorneys to consult with clients about “conduct expressly permitted under Pennsylvania law.”

Wednesday, November 2, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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