Michael Riccardi

About The Author

Michael Riccardi has been a reporter and editor at ALM publications for more than 20 years. A graduate of Villanova University's law school, he lives in Philadelphia. He can be reached at mriccardi@alm.com.

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  • The Legal Intelligencer | News

    Gov. Wolf Allows Temporary Sales of Cocktails-to-Go

    May 22, 2020

    Gov. Tom Wolf on May 21 signed House Bill 327 to allow the temporary sale of cocktails-to-go from bars, restaurants or hotels with a liquor license. The law takes effect immediately.

  • The Legal Intelligencer | News

    Capitol Report

    May 22, 2020

    Following is a listing of executive and legislative action from the week of May 18. The Pennsylvania Senate was in recess at press time, subject to recall by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson. The state House of Representatives was in recess at press time and was scheduled to return to session May 26.

  • The Legal Intelligencer | News

    Capitol Report

    May 15, 2020

    Following is a listing of executive and legislative action from the week of May 11. The Pennsylvania Senate was in recess at press time subject to recall by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson. The state House of Representatives was in session at press time.

  • The Legal Intelligencer | News

    Bill to Expand Psychology Services Access Approved by General Assembly

    May 1, 2020

    A bill that would expand access to psychology services has been approved by the General Assembly.

  • The Legal Intelligencer | News

    Capitol Report

    May 1, 2020

    Following is a listing of executive and legislative action for the week of April 27. The Pennsylvania Senate was in recess at press time, subject to recall at 12 hours' notice by President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson. The state House of Representatives was in session at press time. Each chamber was observing social distancing practices, including remote voting in the Senate and proxy voting through party whips in the House.

  • The Legal Intelligencer | News

    Capitol Report

    April 24, 2020

    Following is a listing of executive and legislative action from the week of April 20. Both houses of the General Assembly were in recess at press time, subject to returning to session on 12-hour notice by call of the leadership. Lawmakers were observing social distancing, with the Pennsylvania Senate allowing remote voting and the state House of Representatives allowing proxy voting through party whips.

  • The Legal Intelligencer | News

    New Task Force to Address How Virus Outbreak Has Affected Minorities

    April 17, 2020

    Gov. Tom Wolf on April 15 named Lt. Gov. John Fetterman to lead a new task force that would address how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected minority and vulnerable populations.

  • The Legal Intelligencer | News

    Capitol Report

    April 17, 2020

    Following is a listing of executive and legislative action from the week of April 13. Both houses of the General Assembly were in recess at press time, subject to a 12-hour call to session. Each house was operating under social distancing practices, as the Pennsylvania Senate has instituted remote voting and the state House of Representatives has allowed voting by proxy, through party whips.

  • The Legal Intelligencer | News

    Capitol Report

    April 10, 2020

    Following is a listing of executive and legislative action from the week of April 6. The Pennsylvania Senate was in recess at press time, subject to being called into session by President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson. The state House of Representatives was in session Tuesday. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, both chambers were practicing social distancing, with senators being authorized to vote remotely, and state representatives provided the option of voting by proxy through their party whips.

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    Senate Approves Bill to Help Local Governments Amid Pandemic

    April 10, 2020

    The Pennsylvania Senate on April 7 unanimously approved a bill that includes emergency measures—necessitated by the coronavirus outbreak—to help local governments conduct business and provide for remote notarization of key documents.

 

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