What a sight to see: Harrisburg helping Philadelphia. The State House this week has passed a bill yesterday that will effectively neuter the city’s hopelessly corrupt Traffic Court, 114-81. The three Traffic Court judge candidates elected in the May primary, if and when the bill is signed by Tom Corbett, will have their names removed from the November ballot. Municipal Court will take over its duties and it will become all but extinct. A separate measure to officially eliminate the existence of the court was also approved by both chambers, but must clear several hurdles, including a statewide ballot referendum, before the Constitution can be changed. [City Paper]
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