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HARRISBURG, June 25, 2015 – Following Commonwealth Court’s decision today to strike down a law that gave the National Rifle Association standing to sue local governments if it did not like their gun ordinances, state Sen. Larry Farnese, Cease Fire PA and other representatives who filed a lawsuit last November to stop Act 192, applauded the ruling.
HARRISBURG, June 24, 2015 –State Sen. Larry Farnese today fought for a comprehensive liquor reform package that would provide for consumer convenience and improve the existing Pennsylvania wine and spirits store system, including the direct shipment of wine.
Farnese is the prime sponsor of Senate Bill 97, legislation that would provide for direct shipment to consumers in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG, May 13, 2015 – Presented with a bill that threatens to strip the retirement nest eggs of teachers and state employees while doing little to cure Pennsylvania’s public pension problem, Sen. Larry Farnese voted against the proposal moments ago.
The Philadelphia Democrat said he opposes the legislation and the way the Republican-led upper chamber is speeding it through the state Capitol.
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April 16, 2015: Unanimous: An inside look at getting HB400 approved
November 11, 2014: Editorial: Shoot down this move to halt anti-violence effort
November 11, 2014: Officials announce suit to stop NRA-friendly legislation
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