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Dougherty, Dems Win Supreme Court Race

With two-thirds of districts reporting Tuesday night, it appeared that the three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court would each be captured by Democrats. […]

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Budget Standoff Threatens Elite Gala

Good morning, and happy National Deviled Egg Day. Here’s what you need to know today. The Pennsylvania Society — the annual New York gala where […]

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Legislation to Counter Union Tactics Goes to Gov. Tom Wolf for Signature

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill this week that, if signed by Gov. Tom Wolf, will likely have an impact on organized labor […]

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Pa. Budget Woes Deepen; Senate Starts Vacation

We’ve all gone on vacation knowing we left a little bit of work undone. But the Pennsylvania Senate has us all beat: It’s starting a […]

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Panel Considers Booting A.G. Kane

Good morning Philadelphia, and happy National American Beer Day. Here’s what you need to know today. The Pennsylvania Senate has appointed a panel to consider […]


State Rep Wants Fantasy Sports Sites to Partner With Casinos

A state representative wants Pennsylvanians to be able to play daily fantasy sports. But he wants the state to get its cut, too. Rep. George […]

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No, Tom Wolf Can’t Govern Pennsylvania

A year ago today, as Tom Wolf’s never-in-doubt campaign to unseat Gov. Tom Corbett wound down to its final weeks, I asked a simple question […]

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Will Climate Change Drown Philly?

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know today. Parts of Philadelphia could drown if the world doesn’t finally reduce carbon emissions. Glub glub. […]


Insider: Tired of Philly Politics As Usual? Quit Complaining and Run For Office

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  During the past few years, I’ve noticed a recurring theme in the months following municipal […]


Who Could Fill Brian Sims’ Shoes as He Takes a Run at Chaka Fattah?

[Updated 10/7/15] Philadelphia state Rep. Brian Sims has finally made it official: He announced Tuesday morning he is campaigning for Congress against incumbent U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah in the 2016 primary election. […]

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Kane Hit With Second Perjury Charge

Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s woes keep mounting: Today, prosecutors filed a perjury charge against her, adding to the criminal case stemming from allegations she leaked […]

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This is America, Speak … Whatever You Want

Saturday was a good day to be a Philadelphian. A great day. Collectively, maybe one of the best days. After a not-too-shabby introduction by Mayor […]

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Pa. Chief Justice Won’t Try to Remove Kane

Her law license is being suspended, but nobody’s forcing Attorney General Kathleen Kane out of a job just yet. Pa. Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas […]


Spanish-Speaking Lawmaker Silenced at “English-Only” Bill Hearing

Two years after turning off an openly gay lawmaker’s microphone because allowing him to speak would have been an “open rebellion against Almighty God,” state Rep. Daryl […]

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Court Suspends Kathleen Kane’s Law License

[Update 3:55 p.m.] Kane’s office has just released another statement: I am disappointed by the action taken by the Supreme Court today. It is important […]