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Study: Philly Support for Public Schools Is On the Rise

There is a perception in some circles that the City of Philadelphia has been less than generous when it comes to public schools. But maybe it’s time […]

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Pa. Bill Could Curb Corporate Political Spending

If corporations are going to spend money lobbying government and making campaign contributions, Eddie Pashinski wants to make sure they do so with the consent […]

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Cruz Seeks State Audit of School District

A Philly Democrat is once again seeking a state audit of the Philadelphia school district’s finances, saying the district needs to show a “greater level […]

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Josh Shapiro Running for Attorney General “To Clean Up a Mess”

When he formally announces his candidacy for attorney general on Tuesday, Josh Shapiro will do so in a three-and-a-half-page letter to Pennsylvanians that never once […]


Pennsylvania Bill Would Do Away With Non-Compete Clauses

A Berks County Democrat is proposing to do away with non-compete clauses in employment contracts, saying they quash innovation and drive workers out of state. […]

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Kane Won’t Defend Self in Pa. Senate

A bipartisan State Senate committee will meet next week to decide whether to recommend Kathleen Kane’s ouster from the attorney general’s office — but Kane […]

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Philly Dem Proposes State Assault Weapon Ban

A Philly Democrat wants Pennsylvania to impose an assault weapons ban at the state level. Sen. Larry Farnese on Tuesday sent colleagues a memo urging […]

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A Modest Proposal to End State Budget Impasse: Fire Half the Pa. Legislature

I’ve got a solution to the ongoing budget crisis in Harrisburg — let’s tear down the General Assembly and start over again. Let’s abolish the […]

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Late on Taxes? Didn’t File? A “Tax Amnesty” Could Help You Make Things Right.

Maybe you put off paying your taxes a little too long. Maybe you never filed in the first place. If that’s the case — and […]

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Wolf Calls Republican Budget “Ridiculous” “Garbage.” Promises Line-Item Veto

Last week, in a pre-Christmas shocker, the state’s Senate — contrary to reports that they’d reached an agreement with Gov. Tom Wolf on his “framework” budget — reversed […]

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Pa. Waits for Wolf Budget Decision

Gov. Tom Wolf could decide today whether to end the state’s months-old budget impasse — or whether to extend it into the New Year, AP reports.

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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 […]