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OUT & ABOUT: Porn In The Office – When Smart Guys Do Dumb Things

BY DENISE CLAY/ I’ve been following Pennsylvania politics for a long while, and I’ve seen all kinds of things. I’ve seen school board members without high-school diplomas. I’ve seen political officials act like Mafiosi. I’ve seen cash-strapped municipalities spend money on things that benefitted no one but the special interest that demanded them. And I […]

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Solving Philly’s Dropout Riddle Is Riddle In Itself

Mayor Michael A. Nutter is hoping to find an answer to the question: “What can the City of Philadelphia do to prevent the greatest number of students from dropping out of high school?” It’s a question many are asking. That is the question being asked in this year’s Fall 2014 Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition […]

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The collar counties of Philadelphia continue to increase Democratic voter clout. Only a decade ago, Montgomery Co. was still essentially Republican. But over the last several election cycles it has become overwhelmingly Democratic. The Montgomery Co. Democratic Party has become more formidable. At a recent fundraiser at the Doubletree Hotel in Plymouth Meeting, a packed […]

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Mayor Praises PGW Sale

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Mayor Praises PGW Sale

Mayor Michael A. Nutter has praised the decision by UIL Holdings Corp. to continue its effort to acquire the Philadelphia Gas Works in a $1.86-billion transaction that awaits action by the Philadelphia City Council. James P. Torgerson, UIL President and CEO, is still hoping to pursue the purchase of the city-owned gas utility even though […]

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FOP Demonstrates Political Prowess With Tom Wolf Gala

  BY MARIA MERLINO/ The crowd at the FOP’s Michael G. Lutz Room was buzzing with excitement. Butlered hors d’oeuvres, a carving station, martini glasses of hot potatoes and toppings, and a sweet station and bar kept the crowd happy as they waited for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. The conversations were upbeat and “labor-intensive”. […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Fattah, A Study In Arrogance; Garry Cobb Enters Political Game

A study in arrogance –- the federal probe of CONGRESSMAN CHAKA FATTAH, a 20-year veteran of the US House of Representatives, shows what happens when politicians lose their perspective and see themselves as elite, entitled to live way beyond the means of those who put them in office. A large part of Fattah’s constituents are […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Who Might Replace Chaka Fattah?

The blood is apparently in the water for CONGRESSMAN CHAKA FATTAH. Recent publicity and rumors assert that federal criminal action may be pending. Whether that’s true or not, two names have emerged to potentially succeed Fattah in Congress. One is MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER, who will soon be looking for a new job. The other is […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Interview With Armond James, Fattah’s November Challenger

BY DENISE CLAY/ When Gregory Naylor, former Chief of Staff to Congressman Chaka Fattah, pled guilty to a series of complicated financial transactions connected to the Congressman’s 2007 mayoral campaign, speculation began in earnest about Fattah’s future. The game of “When will Chaka resign?” has been played in earnest, mostly by Republicans on Facebook (Yes, […]

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Western Pa. Unions Split Over Corbett Joining Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Gov. Tom Corbett did well with scattered organized labor support the first time he ran for governor. But this time around he finds some of that support unravelling. The Governor got a taste of the disaffection Labor has for him when union leaders decided against allowing the Governor to join them in […]

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BY RICHARD BLOOMINGDALE, President, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO/ Labor Day is our only holiday that is devoted to the working men and women of this great nation. Across Pennsylvania, thousands of workers, many of them proud union members and their families will celebrate their contributions in keeping our economy and our nation strong. Thousands of us will […]

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