My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
PA House Podcast – Struzzi, Cox Discuss Bills to Fight Opioid Epidemic - 6/19/2019
This Legislative Podcast with Rep. Jim Struzzi and Rep. Jim Cox is now available. You may use this program in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in state government news coverage. Topics discussed in this podcast include: • Cox’s House Bill 1005 – Legislation to Require Emergency Responders to Submit Record of Narcan/Naloxone Use to Patient’s Medical File • Struzzi’s House Bill 1214 – Legislation to Regulate Pain Management Clinics
Cox Comments on House Passage of Medical Marijuana Bill - 3/17/2016
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.
Rep. Cox Comments on Governor’s Budget Address - 2/9/2016
House lawmakers offered their reactions to Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposal for fiscal year 2016-17, which he announced today in an address before a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget plan would increase taxes on working Pennsylvanians and employers by $3.6 billion and spending by 10 percent, or $3 billion, and calls for $33.3 billion in total spending. To support his proposed spending plan the governor has proposed 15 new tax increases, including a retroactive increase in the Personal Income Tax on Pennsylvania workers.