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HEARD ON THE HILL/IN CITY HALL: Elected Officials At Work

Rep. Taylor Sees Compromise Budget State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast), GOP leader in the State House, reports, “Despite the Governor’s veto, the GOP budget establishes a baseline from which to negotiate a budget that does the following: • Eliminates the $1.2 billion structural deficit the administration and general Assembly agree exists so Pennsylvania’s credit rating […]

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In 195th Dist., Bullock Sticks To Community

by Tony West Passionate about community. That describes the career of attorney Donna Bullock, the Democratic nominee for State Representative in the Aug. 11 special election for the 195st Legislative Dist., which covers parts of North and West Philadelphia. Bullock went to Temple’s Beasley School of Law because, in her words, she “wanted to save […]

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3rd Annual Iftar Celebration Marking End of Ramadan Drew 400 to City Hall Commemoration

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Crowdpac Shows A New Way To Fund Political Challengers

by Tony West Dan Kessler is in the lead to replace Congressman Chaka Fattah in the 2nd Congressional Dist. seat. That is, if you believe Crowdpac. Kessler, an investment counselor for Brandywine Realty Trust, is joined at the moment by 21 other candidates, to whom funds are being pledged – without their consent. This is […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Inkie Prejudiced Toward Kenney?

by Joe Shaheeli Philadelphia Republican City Committee called on the Philadelphia Inquirer to “give the same free advertising to Melissa Murray Bailey and her internship program they gave to Jim Kenney.”   That’s the charge from Republican City Committee Exec. Dir. Joe DeFelice, Esq., who said a news article written by Chris Hepp “read more […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Mayor, Council Tidy Up The Budget

It will not be a long hot summer … at least in City Hall. At least not in council chambers. City Council, led by PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE, deftly passed a city budget last week. MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER quickly signed it into law. It featured a significantly reduced property tax, an increase in the use-and-occupancy and […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Sabatina Sworn In For 5th Senate Seat

State Sen. John P. Sabatina, Jr. (D-Northeast) dropped the “elect” after his title when he was sworn into the 5th Dist. Senate Seat Tuesday in a ceremony on the floor of the Pennsylvania Senate. Sabatina was elected to lead the 5th Senatorial Dist. in a May 19 special election. “It’s been an honor to represent […]

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City Hall Sam: Was Vincent Hughes Taking Sides?

After his defeat for Mayor, what will STATE SEN. TONY WILLIAMS do? In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer interview, he eviscerated his colleague and Senate Democratic Appropriations Chairman VINCENT HUGHES. Hughes had conducted his own poll of the Mayor’s race and came to the conclusion JIM KENNEY was going to win. This in Hughes’ mind, warranted […]

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Out & About: State Sen. Hardy Williams Attempts Flying Solo

by Denise Clay I’d like to start this column out with a question that you would think I wouldn’t have to ask in 2015 about anyone who is running a campaign for any office in a major American city. That question: How in the heck to do you run a political campaign without a political […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Republican Presidential Candidates Coming Here

by Joe Shaheeli Want to see the potential 2016 Republican nominee for President without leaving the City of Brotherly Love? Soon you can! The 2015 Northeast Republican Leadership Conference will be taking place Jun. 18-20 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Considered the premier political event of the year, the Conference will feature a who’s […]

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