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Report: GOP House Speaker Mike Turzai Likely to Run for Governor

State GOP House Speaker Mike Turzai will likely run for Pennsylvania governor next year. 

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Convicted State Rep. Leslie Acosta to Resign

State Rep. Leslie Acosta – who remained in office and won reelection this fall after secretly pleading guilty to a federal felony charge in March […]


The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2016 Pennsylvania Budget Battle

It’s budget season once again in Harrisburg. Or more accurately, it’s still budget season. Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican leaders in the state House and Senate […]

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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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Gov. Tom Wolf to Lawmakers on Budget: “The Time for Games Is Over”

Gov. Tom Wolf talked doom and gloom at today’s annual budget address. “Pennsylvania now faces a $2 billion budget deficit,” Wolf told a joint session […]


The Brief: Philly’s Hotel Occupancy Rates Explode to a Modern High

1. Philadelphia’s hotels were more booked last month than during any other June since 1993. The gist: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Center City’s hotel occupancy rates “reached 89.4 percent in […]

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GOP Leaders Slam Tom Wolf for Booting Bill Green

Republican leaders in the General Assembly are decrying Gov. Tom Wolf‘s decision this week to oust Bill Green as chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. […]

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Analysis: The SRC Can’t Win

Now we know for sure: There is no good way to govern Philadelphia schools — because all attempts to do so will end in tears. […]

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PA House Passes Liquor Privatization, 114-87

The Pennsylvania House passed a bill Thursday to privatize the state-run liquor system by a vote of 114-87. Here’s how the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board would be […]


The Brief: Will Crime Be an Issue in the Mayor’s Race?

This is Michael Nutter‘s final year as mayor, a/k/a legacy time. He’s talked up everything from his urban planning record to Philadelphia’s recent drop in homicides to its population growth. But on […]

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Mike Turzai “Very Disappointed” Philadelphia SRC Only Approved 5 New Charters

Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Turzai says he is “very disappointed” that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted Wednesday night to approve only five of 39 […]

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GOP: Wolf’s Execution Moratorium Unilaterally Changes the Law

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday morning that he is placing a temporary moratorium on executions as he awaits an upcoming report by the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory […]


The Brief: A Mayor’s Race Up In Smoke

With tough-on-crime Lynne Abraham and pot-decriminalizer Jim Kenney both running for mayor, is Philadelphia poised to have a serious debate about the criminal justice system in 2015? God, we hope so. […]