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Mitt Romney (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

GOP’s Mitt Romney Will Not Run For President In 2016

After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White House in 2016.

01/30/2015

NJ state senate president Steve Sweeney, in a file photo.  (Credit: David Madden)

NJ Senate President Says Christie’s A.C. Plan Brings Stench of Bankruptcy

And if things play out as he expects they will, Steve Sweeney says he is ready to fight the governor’s plan in court.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

(File photo: the US Army Corps of Engineers dredging the Delaware River.)

Sen. Bob Casey Says Additional Federal Funds Being Allocated to Delaware River Dredging Project

“When you total up what’s in the budget already and what’s in the work plan, it’s 97.5 million dollars,” Casey notes. “That keeps the project on target.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(Mayor Nutter, far right, chats with Comcast executive VP David Cohen during a visit with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Nutter Reviews Accomplishments in Speech to Greater Phila. Chamber of Commerce

“I’m pleased to say that Philadelphia is in the best shape it’s been in many, many years,” Nutter told the business leaders.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

The Revel sign coming down in September 2014, after the shutdown of the facility. (Credit: Cleve Bryan)

Hard Rock Gets State OK For Possible Future Casino Venture in Atlantic City

And it may center around the defunct Revel property, soon to be bought by Florida developer Glenn Straub.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and local activists observe as Gov. Wolf signs an executive order in Benjamin Rush State Park, in Northeast Philadelphia.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Gov. Wolf Quickly Reinstates Moratorium on Oil and Gas Drilling in State Parks

“These state lands are intended to be refuges, places where people can go to enjoy natural beauty,” the governor said today, signing the measure in 275-acre Benjamin Rush State Park, in Northeast Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(Councilman Jim Kenney had to be coaxed to speak from the Council president's platform as he announced his resignation from City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Jim Kenney Ends 23-Year Career as Councilman, Ahead of Mayoral Run

Kenney –- first elected in 1991 — choked up at times as he bid his fellow councilmembers farewell.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

Rob McCord (right) at Saturday's committee meeting. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

McCord Steps Down As Pa. Treasurer After 6 Years

McCord’s office said Thursday his last day will be Feb. 12.

01/29/2015

(The Montgomery County Courthouse.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Montgomery County Courthouse Receives Bomb Threat

Officials say they responded to the Montgomery County Courthouse Thursday morning following a bomb threat.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

Philadelphia Skyline (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Campaign Funding PACs Enter Philadelphia Politics

Political Action Committees have assumed a larger role in national elections. Now, they’re poised to play a much bigger role in Philadelphia city elections.

01/29/2015

Pa. Senator Pat Toomey in file photo (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Too Soon? Pennsylvanians Being Polled On 2016 Senate Race

Pollsters are already asking Pennsylvania voters whether they’re willing to re-elect Pat Toomey.

01/29/2015

The National Rifle Association logo is seen at their headquarters.  (Credit:  PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

As Battle With NRA Looms, City Scales Back Its Gun Laws

Deputy chief solicitor Richie Feder said removing those old laws will allow the city to better defend its more recent gun restrictions.

01/29/2015

(credit: Syma Chowdhry/CBS 3)

Philadelphia City Council Candidate Hijacks Domain Names To Steer Voters From His Opponent

If you’re looking to learn more about City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, you won’t find it on KenyattaJohnson.com.

01/28/2015

(Commissioner-designate Valerie Arkoosh, right, with Montgomery County commissioner Josh Shapiro.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Val Arkoosh Set to Be Sworn in As Replacement Montgomery County Commissioner

If the name sounds familiar, that’s because she ran last year in the Democratic primary to represent the 13th Congressional District.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

(File photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/ Getty Images)

TRAFFIC ALERT: Pres. Obama, VP Biden Coming to Philadelphia This Week

The nation’s Democratic legislative leaders are in town this week, working on their policy agenda for the 114th Congress.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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