The Dentons Pennsylvania Public Affairs team has you covered with a curated run-down of the top news headlines and trending policy issues for the week ending September 22nd.
This week, a state Senate committee on Monday advanced a bill to move Pennsylvania’s 2024 primary election five weeks earlier. Democrats will retain their one-vote majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives after voters in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill that would allow all of the state’s medical marijuana growers and processors to sell their products directly to patients. And finally, the Pennsylvania law limiting smoking in public spaces would become far more strict through a bill proposed in the state House that seeks to eliminate all current exemptions including for bars, private clubs and on casino gaming floors.
- Pa. Senate moves bill for earlier 2024 primary election as 5 former governors join in backing open primaries. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Democrats retain narrow control of Pennsylvania House after special election. Associated Press
- Pa. Senate passes bill allowing more medical marijuana growers to sell directly to patients. PennLive
- Butt out: Pa. bill looks to end smoking in all public places. CNHI News