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Philadelphia Election Boards Short-Staffed, Underpaid

Philadelphia Election Boards Short-Staffed, Underpaid

BY TONY WEST/ The most-important job in our democracy pays less than minimum wage in…

POLS ON THE STREET: We Support David Oh’s Charter Proposal

POLS ON THE STREET: We Support David Oh’s Charter Proposal

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Former Gov. Ed Rendell broke the jinx which for two generations had…

New Rep May Score Rare Win For Dyslexia

New Rep May Score Rare Win For Dyslexia

BY TONY WEST/ A freshman State Representative is usually happy to get along quietly in…

ANOTHER OPINION: Minimum Wage – It’s Time For `More

ANOTHER OPINION: Minimum Wage – It’s Time For `More

BY STATE REP. STEPHEN KINSEY/ It is my duty as a lawmaker to work to raise…

Update April 24th

May 1-           State Sen. Larry Farnese hosts Sr. Health Luncheon at Neumann Sr. Housing,…

POLS ON THE STREET: Cruz Brings Wolf Into His Fold

POLS ON THE STREET: Cruz Brings Wolf Into His  Fold

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf made his first serious inroad into this town’s…

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Tropical Salts – And ‘Salts’ – Kept Our Streets Safe This Winter

BY MARK STAPLES/ You probably heard the late-winter news reports. After a dozen storms accompanied by the harsh temperatures of late 2013 and early 2014, supplies of rock salt used to treat Delaware and South Jersey roads during icy conditions were beginning to run out in many places. One television news report featured a municipal…

Tropical Salts – And ‘Salts’ – Kept Our Streets Safe This Winter

WITH THE UNIONS: Who Damaged Philly’s Schools?

“While it’s no surprise Gov. Tom Corbett’s Dept. of Education would publicly agree to any argument made by his School Reform Commission, the filing of the PDE’s amicus brief in support of the SRC’s Supreme Court petition is still outrageous,” charges PFT President Jerry Jordan. “One of the most-ridiculous assertions made by the PDE’s brief…

WITH THE UNIONS: Who Damaged Philly’s Schools?

Philadelphia Election Boards Short-Staffed, Underpaid

BY TONY WEST/ The most-important job in our democracy pays less than minimum wage in Philadelphia. And the customers aren’t even allowed to tip the workers. Approximately 7,500 election-board workers staff the city’s 1,686 divisions twice a year, in the spring and fall. They run the polls from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Since they…

Philadelphia Election Boards Short-Staffed, Underpaid

What’s Behind Wolf’s Momentum?

BY NATHAN SHRADER/ Tom Wolf has been transformed from an unknown York businessman and dark horse gubernatorial candidate to the Democratic frontrunner faster than a Nolan Ryan fastball. Wolf’s rapid rise in the polls is due to a combination of effective advertising, a well-crafted message, and a willingness to spend resources in a strategically sound…

What’s Behind Wolf’s Momentum?

CITY HALL SAM: Wolf-Stack Ticket Looms On Horizon

STATE REP. ED NEILSON was the MC at the National College Democratic Convention held at Temple University. Most local politicians were not aware of Neilson’s connection to the youthful Democrats but he performed well and was liked by the audience. He introduced the former GOV. ED RENDELL, who is not as young as he used…

CITY HALL SAM: Wolf-Stack Ticket Looms On Horizon

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ANOTHER OPINION: Minimum Wage – It’s Time For `More

ANOTHER OPINION: Minimum Wage – It’s Time For `More

BY STATE REP. STEPHEN KINSEY/ It is my duty as a lawmaker to work to raise the minimum wage. In 1963, an hour of work at the minimum wage bought more than seven loaves of bread. Today it buys less than…

OUR OPINION: What Do They Do?

OUR OPINION: What Do They Do?

It’s understandable that State Representatives attract harsh attention when their missteps become public. What disturbs…

OUR OPINION: On Selling PGW

OUR OPINION: On Selling PGW

There may be strong City Council opposition to the sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works.…

OUR OPINION: Global Warming, Huh!

    Ask any Philadelphian today if he thought the Good Earth was in danger…

Pols on the Street

POLS ON THE STREET: Cruz Brings Wolf Into His Fold

POLS ON THE STREET: Cruz Brings Wolf Into His  Fold

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf made his first serious inroad into this town’s…

Pols On The Street: First Raise For Election Board Workers

Pols On The Street: First Raise For Election Board Workers

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ The minimum 14-hour stint facing election board members will feel a bit…

POLS ON THE STREET: Legislative Dists. Face Fierce Petition Challenges

POLS ON THE STREET: Legislative Dists. Face Fierce Petition Challenges

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Eleven Legislative Districts in Philadelphia were rocked with petition challenges, more than…

POLS ON THE STREET: We Support David Oh’s Charter Proposal

POLS ON THE STREET: We Support David Oh’s Charter Proposal

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Former Gov. Ed Rendell broke the jinx which for two generations had branded any statewide candidate from “Philadelphia Co.” a loser. Since then we have been looking for State Sen. Mike Stack (D-Northeast) to break that jinx…

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