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OUR OPINION: On Selling PGW

There may be strong City Council opposition to the sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works. That is understandable due to strong opposition by the more than 1,000 members of the Gas Workers Union, and, more so, by the fact City Council was kept out of the loop. Therefore, we do not expect a quick approval […]

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    Ask any Philadelphian today if he thought the Good Earth was in danger of warming up and he’d swear you were nuts for asking that question. Since we are plagued by at least 15 minutes of weather in the half hour of news we get on our local stations, we have learned to […]

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OUR OPINION: Watch Our Politics In 2014! (China Does)

  With the New Year bringing us an exciting Democratic primary and possibly even a Republican primary fight in the race for Governor, we are shocked to learn Chinese hackers are continuing to be successful as they probe, literally at will and with ease, the Federal Election Commission.   It’s true! It’s been confirmed by […]

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BY STATE SEN. CHRISTINE M. TARTAGLIONE/ Ebenezer Scrooge is ashamed of Pennsylvania. He’s ashamed of this Governor and some leading Republican lawmakers who lack the Christmas spirit and continue to refuse to increase our minimum wage. While many of us are planning at least an average holiday in terms of volume of gifts and size […]

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Momentous reforms in health care are commanding the attention of the entire nation. By an odd coincidence, they shed light on another proposed “reform” that keeps popping up in Pennsylvania: cutting the size of our General Assembly. A bill introduced by House Speaker Sam Smith passed the State House this week and was sent to […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: True Inclusion Needed For Philly Casino

by Bennett P. Lomax, board member PHL Local Gaming, LLC Following the recent passing of my father, Walter P. Lomax, Jr., MD, my mother, siblings and I, who comprise the ownership of The Lomax Cos., have proudly reaffirmed our family’s commitment to its 12.3% equity position in PHL Local Gaming. As had been announced in […]

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    It’s obvious the Philadelphia Daily News editorial department doesn’t do its homework, otherwise it would not have tried to hype its readers into believing on its Tuesday front page story “Oil Rolling Through Philly, a Quebec-Like Roll Calamity Is Possible”.   This attempt to rally popular support to bar oil shipments rolling the […]

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    BY STATE REP. RON WATERS/ The 127-page transportation bill has been signed by the Governor. This undoubtedly means the resuscitation of controversial statewide debates such as pension reform, liquor privatization and — as recent rumblings suggests — lottery privatization.   Former Gov. Ed Rendell and Gov. Tom Corbett have reengaged in talks to […]

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BY JOSEPH DeFELICE/“There you go again.” Council President Darrell Clarke just came out advocating for trying to solve the School District funding problem by raising taxes, again, and performing accounting tricks, again. Not surprisingly, he essentially presented the same failed playbook that Democrats have used for generations and that made Philadelphia the poorest big city […]

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BY BRETT MANDEL/ Philadelphia is more than a year from its next mayoral election, but discussions about the city’s next Mayor and the legacy of the current Mayor are already well underway. With a little perspective, it is clear Philadelphia will little note nor long remember the struggle for power that will consume our civic […]

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