State Sen. Wayne Fontana might consider a run for the office of Mayor for the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
State Sen. Wayne Fontana, D-Brookline, might consider a run for mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Fontana, 62, told the Tribune-Review he would consider a run if he gains enough political support. Supporters are said to be circulating petitions. Current City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced last week that he would not seek re-election. To read the full article, and see who the other mayoral candidates are, click here. ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
An eastern Pennsylvania state senator has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana and sell it alongside alcohol.
State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery County) introduced legislation last week to legalize marijuana use in Pennsylvania for adults age 21 and older. Gov. Tom Corbett has already stated opposition to the proposal. Leach has also introduced a few medical marijuana bills in the Pennsylvania Senate, the latest of which in 2011 was co-sponsored by two state senators from Allegheny County, Jim Ferlo and Wayne Fontana. Leach’s latest proposal would provide for legal possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. He envisions that it could be sold alongside alcohol in state liquor stores and at beer distributors. Production, distribution and sale would be regulated in the same way as alcohol. He said the state should tax the sale, which at $1 per …