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In Historic First, Two Openly Gay Legislators Are Elected to State House

For the first time in Pennsylvania political history, two openly gay candidates, Brian Sims and Malcolm Kenyatta, have won seats in the state House of […]

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What Happens When a Millennial Candidate Bucks Philly’s Democratic Machine?

For the first time since moving to Philadelphia, Alex Deering isn’t working on a political campaign. While many of his former colleagues were hosting last-minute […]


Can You Run Pennsylvania the Way You Run a Garbage Company?

Scott Wagner is winning. It’s a Friday in August, and the York County businessman-turned-state-senator just sent out 600 paychecks to his employees. Penn Waste, his […]


Krasner Announces Rest of DA’s Office Leadership Hires in Internal Email

In an internal email obtained by Philadelphia magazine, District Attorney Larry Krasner officially announced the rest of his office’s new leadership team following a staff meeting […]


The Larry Krasner Experiment Starts Now

Larry Krasner unplugs his car from the wall of a parking garage and throws his suit jacket in back. It’s rush hour. Krasner is running […]


Philadelphia Recognizes Columbus Day, But Not Any Muslim Holidays

If you’re a city employee who wants to celebrate the Muslim holidays, you currently have to decide whether to use a personal or vacation day to take off work. Unlike […]


Pennsylvania’s Open Records Czar Is Leaving Office

Terry Mutchler ushered in a new era of (relative) government transparency in 2008 when she was appointed the first executive director of the then-brand-new Pennsylvania’s Office of […]


Cory Booker Is Jersey’s New Senator

It got close-ish at the end there, but was there ever any doubt? Booker won 55%-44% in an election featuring one of the lowest-ever statewide turnouts in […]

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13 National Media Outlets Going Nuts About Corbett’s Incest Gaffe

The news that Tom Corbett said something mind-blowingly stupid and insensitive this morning quickly dominated local headlines this morning. But by this afternoon, it was […]


So PA Just Created a Probably Pointless Tourism Agency

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives just voted to create a tourism agency, and have allocated $15 million to do it. That’s great! After all, our […]

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5 Takeaways from Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club’s Candidate Night

Last week, the Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club, an all-volunteer political org that works to educate LGBT voters and elect gay-friendly candidates for public office, a […]

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MontCo Couples File New Lawsuit Challenging PA’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

There are a lot of PA same-sex-marriage legal battles to keep up with these days. There’s the lawsuit led by  the American Civil Liberties Union […]

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MONDAY KICKSTARTER: Trans Student Becomes First in Nation to Win Homecoming Queen, Then Harassed by Hateful Cyber Bullies

Happy Monday. Hope your weekend was great and you’re ready to kick this Monday into high gear. To give you some help, I’ve gathered some […]

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TONIGHT: Sex Nerds, a DOMA Showdown and the Search for Philly’s Best Singer

DOMA AND PA: LEGAL SHOWDOWN Philly Mag Editor Tom McGrath moderates this panel that’s co-presented by the magazine and the Constitution Center. Tom tells me that the […]

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Nutter Leads National Coalition of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

Mayor Nutter disappointed some LGBTers last week when he declined an invitation from a local gay couple to officiate their wedding. And he didn’t make […]