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Why Pa. Won’t Pass Stricter Gun Laws After the Orlando Massacre

We already know Congress probably won’t enact stricter gun laws in the wake of the worst mass shooting in United States history. It didn’t after Adam Lanza murdered 20 elementary schoolers in […]

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Why Pa.’s New School Funding Formula Is Still Unfair and Unconstitutional

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writer Michael Churchill. Churchill is a staff attorney at the Public Interest Law Center in Philadelphia.) While […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The State Legislature Got Something Done

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The Incredible Political Insurgency of Chris Rabb

How did Chris Rabb do it? In a city where political machines crush challengers like grapes, the 46-year-old adjunct professor defeated an establishment-backed incumbent in the April primary. Rabb’s opponent […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Jim Kenney Responds to Girl Thrown Out of Harrisburg Prom

A Harrisburg teen gets kicked out of her prom for wearing a suit, and Jim Kenney supports her on social media. Last Friday, a junior […]

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Report: Rob McCord Was Wearing a Wire

Former state treasurer Rob McCord briefly wore a hidden microphone to tape conversations with political donors in cooperation with federal investigators before stepping down from […]

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The No-Bullshit Guide: 2016 Election’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Oftentimes, elections feel like they’ve been decided by the powers that be before they’re even over. The 2016 primary was different: It was full of genuine nail-biters. At […]

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Brian Sims Hangs On; Tonyelle Cook-Artis and Mark Cohen Get Booted

There was a pretty shocking upset in the Democratic state House primary races yesterday: A very briefly tenured representative — who was the preferred candidate of Philadelphia’s surging Northwest Coalition […]

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WATCH: NE Philly Rep. White Clashes with Immigration Activists

Al Día has posted a video showing Northeast Philly State Rep. Martina White yelling at immigrants’ rights activists in her Harrisburg office. Last month, White […]

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Watch Out, Brian Sims: Your Challenger Ben Waxman Is Getting Big Ward Endorsements

When Brian Sims won a state House seat in 2012 by defeating 14-term incumbent Babette Josephs, he infuriated her. In his first couple years in office, Sims also […]

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Is Pa. House Rushing to Pass a Controversial Abortion Bill?

A controversial bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks is on the schedule for Wednesday’s house session, according to Steve Miskin, spokesman for Pennsylvania […]

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Philly Politicians to Battle It Out in Rare Libel Suit Brought Over Campaign Flyer

[Updated, 3:55 p.m.] State Rep. Mark Cohen has been in Harrisburg a very, very long time. Originally elected in 1974, the Democratic legislator from the 202nd […]

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Wolf Will Let GOP Budget Become Law

Gov. Tom Wolf today said he would let a Republican-passed state budget become law, ending — at long last — the budget impasse that has […]

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Pa. Legislature Mulls Lead Crackdown

Philadelphia officials may be promising that city water is safe from lead, but legislators in Harrisburg want to renew he state’s efforts to prevent a […]

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Proposal Would Automatically Seal Minor Criminal Records

Hot on the heels of a new state law that makes it easier to seal old, minor criminal records — as well as new Philly rules […]