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HARRISBURG – February 15, 2018 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today commented on the official launch of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program. “I first introduced medical marijuana legislation eight years ago,” Leach said. “I’ve been to ribbon cuttings this week, grand-opening events, open houses, and today the first Pennsylvanians will purchase the medical marijuana they […]

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HARRISBURG – February 5, 2018 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today commented on the United States Supreme Court denying Republicans’ request to stay the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, et al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al. “The US Supreme Court made the right call today,” Leach said. […]

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HARRISBURG – January 22, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today commented on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, et al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al. “We started this fight many years ago,” Leach said. “I introduced my first gerrymandering bill back in 2005, and I’ve been […]

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HARRISBURG – January 17, 2018 − State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today commented on the oral arguments in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, et al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al., which he observed this morning.  “It is clear to me that the congressional maps, drawn in 2011, are unconstitutional,” Leach said. “The Supreme […]

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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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HARRISBURG – September 20, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today voted to non-concur on the Pennsylvania House of Representative’s revenue plan and create a conference committee to write a plan that can be supported by both chambers. The final vote on non-concurrence was 43-7. Leach’s statement: “Today an overwhelming bipartisan Senate majority rejected the […]

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HARRISBURG – September 11, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today sent an open letter to the law firm representing Keystone ReLeaf LLC, which is asking the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court to halt the statewide implementation of Act 16 of 2016, Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law. A PDF of the letter is available here. Senator Daylin […]

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HARRISBURG – September 5, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today commented on President Donald J. Trump’s decision to end the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) immigration policy. In ending DACA, Trump will deport 750,000 “dreamers,” adults brought to the United States as children by their parents and who now are productive members of […]

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HARRISBURG, Pa – August 31, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today reintroduced his bill to raise the state’s minimum hourly wage to $15. The bill would also index the minimum wage to inflation and eliminate the tipped minimum wage. Pennsylvania’s minimum hourly wage is $7.25, the minimum required by federal law. Twenty nine […]

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