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Senate Approves “House Version” of State Budget

[UPDATE] In an 11th-hour move, the Pennsylvania Senate has passed a $30.3 billion dollar budget package with a 33-17 vote. The legislators had previously been in favor of a […]

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Proposal: Ban Pa. Gun Sales to Terror Suspects

Pennsylvania would halt gun sales to people on federal “terror watch” lists, under legislation proposed this week by a Philadelphia Democrat. Sen. John Sabatina Jr. […]

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Wolf Says He’ll Veto “Stopgap” Budget

Gov. Tom Wolf told Pennsylvania lawmakers today he will veto any attempt to pass a “stopgap” budget, even though previous attempts to pass a full-year […]

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House Passes Bill to Permit Out-of-State Booze

Philly, you’re one step closer to buying alcohol in New Jersey or Delaware, then bringing it home. PennLive reports the Pennsylvania House voted today to […]

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Gov: We Have the Votes for a Budget

We’ve said it before, and been fully justified in doing so: We won’t believe that a state budget deal has been achieved until Gov. Tom […]

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Could Kathleen Kane Spoil Hillary Clinton’s Election Chances?

Bloomberg Politics has an article today speculating that Kathleen Kane’s continuing scandal — scandals? It seems multiple, but we’re not sure how they can be […]

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Fed Prosecutor Will Be Kenney’s City Solicitor

A federal prosecutor with a history of involvement in city politics will be the City Solicitor under Mayor-elect Jim Kenney: Sozi Pedro Tulante will be […]

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John Fetterman: The Giant Underdog

Joe Magarac is a legendary figure in Western Pennsylvania folklore. First surfacing in 1930s tales told by immigrant steelworkers around Pittsburgh, Joe was born in […]

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WATCH: Protesters, Security Clash at Donald Trump’s Pa. Society Appearance

Our friends at PennLive have this video of protesters being dragged out of Donald Trump’s midday speech to the Pennsylvania GOP: John L. Micek reports […]

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Audit: City Pension Fund Still Going Broke

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released his annual compliance audit of Philadelphia’s city pension fund today, and it has some grim news: The city’s funding ratio—the […]

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Sam Katz to Produce Kathleen Kane Documentary

The producers of Law & Order couldn’t top this if they tried: a gripping drama about a rising star politician whose charges of racism and […]

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Trump Fires Back, Calls Nutter “Crude Dope” “Who Is Doing a Terrible Job”

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Nutter had a few choice words for Donald Trump during a news conference concerning the desecration of the Al-Aqsa Islamic Center mosque […]

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Mayor Nutter: Trump Is an “Asshole,” a “Madman” and a “Danger to Society”

[Updated with news of hate crimes reward announcement.] On Tuesday afternoon, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Mayor-elect Jim Kenney as well as other officials and […]

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Mayor: I Wish I Could Ban Donald Trump from Philly

Mayor Michael Nutter doesn’t like Donald Trump. And after Trump’s Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., he had some strong words for […]

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Now It’s House Republicans Blocking a Pa. Budget Deal

Maybe I was wrong. As the months dragged on without a state budget, I had increasingly come to believe that Gov. Tom Wolf was being […]