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ELEPHANT CORNER: Gas Severance Tax a Bad Deal for Pa.

The severance-tax debate is rearing its head again. Several lawmakers joined GOV. TOM WOLF to announce plans to push forward with legislation proposing a severance tax 4 to 7 cents per thousand cubic feet (MMCF) of natural gas, depending on the market price for the hydrocarbon. STATE SENS. JOHN YUDICHAK (D-Luzerne) and TOM KILLION (R-Chester), […]

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Politicians Gain Strong Support

Candidates Dwight Evans and Melissa Scott were out and about gaining much-needed support for their upcoming races in Tuesday’s election. See the turn out below.      Send article as PDF   

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Lt. Guv Rivals Take to the Air

In a noteworthy first for Pennsylvania politics, three candidates for lieutenant governor in the May 15 Democratic primary are buying television time, starting this week, reports City & State PA: http://cityandstatepa.com/content/democratic-lt-gov-campaigns-pour-1-million-ad-buys    Send article as PDF   

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 4/26/18

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQUIRE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: High-income bankruptcy debtor? Be prepared for a five-year Chapter 13 plan! On Aug. 29, 2013, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals court issued a decision in a bankruptcy case dealing with above-average-income debtors. The case name is In Re Flores (Ana Flores v. Rod Danielson). […]

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Philadelphia Courts to Hold 3-Day ‘Safe Return’ for People with Outstanding Warrants

On Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday — May 1, May 2, & May 3 — from 10 AM to 3:00 p.m., a Safe Return will be held at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Avenue in the East Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia (19150) The Philadelphia Courts, in conjunction with Enon Tabernacle and other city […]

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School Maintenance Apprentices Sought

Today, Mayor Jim Kenney is joining Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite to announce an expansion of the School District of Philadelphia’s Maintenance Apprenticeship Program. In just its first year, this program addresses the District’s need to attract, retain, and develop future talent and supports our mission to provide strong school-facing support and customer service. “The […]

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The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) will present its annual Media Access event on Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 at 9 a.m. at NBC10, 10 Monument Road, Bala Cynwyd, Pa. The Media Access event is an opportunity for community leaders, nonprofit professionals, and small business owners to get hands-on skills from local journalists and digital […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 4/19/18

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQUIRE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Court – what goes on with court motions? Close to one quarter of the motions made on Chapter 13 day are motions made by the Chapter 13 trustee to dismiss an ongoing, confirmed case. These motions are made because the debtor has […]

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School District Posts School Budget Books Online

Every year the School District of Philadelphia publishes two budget books annually for the public and District stakeholders: a School Budget book and a Consolidated Budget Book. The books have been posted online, the earliest they have been made available, and for the first time prior to the public Budget hearing, which is scheduled for […]

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Rabb, Murt Bill Targets 100% Renewables by 2050

Two Philadelphia lawmakers are among those who will unveil new, bipartisan legislation being introduced in the Pennsylvania State House and Senate this week to transition the commonwealth to 100% renewable energy by 2050, as recommended by the scientific community to be able to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Each bill has more than […]

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