Posted on June 17, 2021 by alicia mucha
The House of Representatives yesterday voted on a nearly 300-page Cannabis bill that would legalize and commercialize recreational marijuana usage. Rep. Howard, who works as a Police Officer outside of the legislature discusses the many issues with this legislation. I wanted to share his insightful comments with you and hope you find it informative.
Here are some key points:
1. Makes possession by those under 21 largely non-criminal, but rather a referral to various youth service
Posted on June 14, 2021 by alicia mucha
State Representative Whit Betts (R-78) on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 during the 2021 Legislative Session, voted against a new highway use tax on trucks that food and trucking industry advocates say will increase the costs of goods and services here.
Democrats who proposed H.B. 6688 say their new tax is critical to prop up our state’s dwindling Special Transportation Fund (STF), but Rep. Betts and House Republicans provided an alternative using existing resources. During the debate, they offered an amendment…
Posted on June 4, 2021 by alicia mucha
June 4 is a national day of awareness to end violence, and I would like to share a press release from Bristol Hospital regarding an important initiative called Hospitals Against Violence. Hospitals Against Violence is a campaign started by the American Hospital Association that highlights how Bristol Health, as well as hospitals and health systems across America can combat violence in their workplaces and communities. The goal of this initiative is to address workplace and community violence through…