York County Libertarian Party

Hemp Freedom Tour Coming To York

York Hemp Freedom Rally Takes Place Next Saturday on Continental Square

The York Hemp Freedom Rally will feature author and event sponsor Les Stark along with other notable speakers bringing knowledge, awareness and support for Senate Bill 528, also known as the Regulate Marijuana Act, introduced by state Senator Daylin Leach of Montgomery County.

For nearly two decades, Les Stark has been educating agriculturalists, historical societies and community groups about the rich industrial history of hemp farming across eastern and central Pennsylvania. That activity led to the formation of his Pennsylvania Hempland Security group, which for the past year has branched into advocating for the full legalization of marijuana for spiritual, medicinal, industrial and recreational uses.

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Greater York Regional Authority Slowly Fades to Black

York County Libertarian Party and the people – 1. York County Community Foundation and big money – 0.

That’s the tally as the West York borough council passed a unanimous motion that effectively put the Trojan horse Greater York Regional Authority proposal to rest yesterday. If you’ve been under a rock and are just now hearing about this proposal, here’s the background. Here’s earlier coverage of the authority receiving another blow to the head in North York.

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York City Schools Implement Biometric Finger Scans Without Parental Consent

School District Using Digital Finger Scans for Transactions

How would you feel if you knew your child’s school is using biometric jailhouse tracking technology to monitor your children and catalog their whereabouts without parental consent? Well, that’s exactly what’s going on in schools in the City of York.

Digital finger scans are nothing new. They’ve been a source of controversy across the U.S. and worldwide for quite some time, causing both privacy advocates and IT security professionals to sound warnings about their use and potential for abuse.

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Greater York Regional Authority is All But Dead

North York Abandons Regional Proposal

Citing a lack of interest and information, North York borough unanimously voted Monday to withdraw from all talks concerning the Greater York Regional Authority. Here’s a blurb from the York Daily Record/Sunday News’ Angie Mason. York City councilman Michael Helfrich was also kind enough to take time to attend the meeting to listen to residents’ and officials’ concerns.

Residents at the meeting gave impassioned feedback ranging on topics from loss of local control to fears of a city bailout and raised taxes. North York borough council president Vivian Amspacher said she was concerned with how the proposal was brought to North York.

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