Plaintiffs’ attorneys clarified that the testimony of State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery), State. Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware), former Republican legislative staffer Erik Arneson, and Republican district director Bill Schaller will be entered into the record through their deposition transcripts.

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Also expected to testify during the trial are Erik Arneson, a former staffer for Delaware County Republican Dominic Pileggi, who was senate majority leader when the map was created, State Sen. Andrew Dinniman (D -Chester), State Sen. Daylin Leach (D -Montgomery), and State. Rep. Greg Vitali (D- Delaware), among other witnesses.

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When Act 16 was passed in 2016, the bill’s chief architect and cheerleader, state Sen. Daylin Leach, a Democrat serving parts of Delaware and Montgomery counties, called it “the most significant piece of social policy enacted in Pennsylvania in generations.”

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State Sen. Daylin Leach, author of the Pennsylvania medical marijuana bill that became law in April 2016, estimates that the first dispensaries will be operational in spring 2018.

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Thus, a proposal by state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, that would allow lawmakers to cast a single vote on both the spending and revenue side of the budget, putting an end to the current nightmare, is worthy of consideration.

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State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery County), one of the commonwealth’s most persistent advocates for legalization, expects the move could bring in even more: $1.5 billion per year. The revenue doesn’t account for potential savings in the criminal justice system and other places, said Leach, who has introduced legalization bills in every legislative session since 2013 and continues to bring up the subject.

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“It has to be one vote so we don’t spend money we don’t have, and frankly so politicians don’t get to say, ‘I want to spend this money, which is popular, but I’m not going to vote to pay for it because that’s unpopular,'” Montgomery County Senator Daylin Leach said.

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Thus, Leach said he’s “drafting legislation to require that the annual spending and revenue plans be integrated so that legislators must cast a single vote on the total package. I hope to introduce legislation to that effect soon.”

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HARRISBURG – October 30, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today announced plans to change the way the Commonwealth conducts its annual budget process. Leach’s statement: “The 2017 budget season illustrated a huge flaw in our process. The legislature passed a spending plan but was unable to pass a corresponding revenue plan for over three […]

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HARRISBURG – October 26, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) last night joined about 30 local residents, community leaders, and experts in substance abuse treatment for his Opioid Crisis Forum at the Upper Merion Township Building in Montgomery County. Montgomery County endured a 51% increase in drug overdose deaths from 2015 to 2016. During […]

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