Government

(SRC chair Marjorie Neff, center, chats with schools superitendent William Hite, right, during an SRC session on Thursday morning.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District ‘Lump Sum’ Budget Getting OK’d Despite Funding Holes

Right now, the district’s $2.9-billion preliminary budget for next year is short, according to CFO Matt Stanski.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Philadelphia city commissioner Stephanie Singer.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia’s Top Election Official May Get Tossed From May 19th Primary Ballot

Stephanie Singer is being challenged in her re-election bid over her petition signatures.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Artist rendering of proposed globe at 12th and Arch. (photo provided)

Two Large, 3D Electronic Billboards Approved For Tourist Sections of Center City Phila.

City Council overwhelming approved the installation of two electronic advertising structures, dubbed “Urban Experiential Displays,” ranging in height from 30 to 50 feet.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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Col. Allen West: ‘Bowe Bergdahl Suffered The Consequences Of His Decision To Leave His Post’

West feels that much of the mainstream media are trying to “paint him as a victim,” but West thinks that he just suffered the consequences of his actions.

03/26/2015

(File photo.  Credit: Syma Chowdhry/ CBS 3)

Millions in Philadelphia Dog License Fees Going Uncollected, City Controller Says

If you own a dog in Philadelphia, it is required that you pay $16 a year for a license. But not everyone is complying.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

F&M Poll Shows Support For Wolf’s Tax Proposals

A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows support for Governor Wolf’s proposal to restructure the state’s taxes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Chris Christie, in file photo. (Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie Joins Legal Fight Against Obama Immigration Reform

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has quietly signed onto an amicus brief opposing President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

03/25/2015

(Milton Street, after learning that a judge has allowed him to remain on the Democratic primary ballot for Philadelphia mayor.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Judge Rules Milton Street Can Stay on May 19th Mayoral Primary Ballot in Philadelphia

Mayoral candidate Milton Street has survived yet another challenge to his candidacy based on his residency.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(Pa. state senator Vincent Hughes speaks with reporters in the state capitol in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

State Sen. Vincent Hughes Backs Wolf’s Nominee to Head Pa. State Police

Hughes says reports that nominee Marcus Brown recently received an anonymous, racist letter underscores the need to get him approved.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(As deputy police commissioner Richard Ross, deputy mayor Everett Gillison, and public safety director Mike Resnick look on, Mayor Nutter signs his executive order.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

In Wake of Justice Department Report, Mayor Nutter Creates Police Oversight Panel

Nutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department’s recent recommendations become reality.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

File photo: A college student fills out a form during a voter registration drive. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

PA Elections Chief Says Online Voter Registration In Works

Testifying at House budget hearings, Pedro Cortes, Governor Wolf’s nominee for Secretary of State, said his department is working on details of online voter registration.

03/25/2015

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Pa. Lawmakers Hold Philadelphia Hearing On Medical Marijuana Legalization

Opinions differed among experts on whether the Pennsylvania legislature should join 23 other states in approving marijuana for medical use.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

(An artist's rendering of the facility expansion.  Image provided by Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin Corp. Expanding Its I-295 ‘Cornfield Cruiser’ With Navy Contract Extension

Officials cut the ribbon on a 72,000-square-foot expansion to the Lockheed Martin facility in Moorestown whose goal is to keep the US Navy’s “Aegis” Combat System up to date.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

(File photo: Lawn signs displayed in Haddonfield in 2013, in favor of (left) and opposed to (right) the borough’s attempt to purchase the Bancroft Property near Haddonfield High School. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Bancroft Hopes To Sell Haddonfield, NJ Property To Drug Treatment Company

Haddonfield officials had tried to buy it. There has been talk of housing, offices, school expansion, and/or open space. But nothing was settled.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

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Montgomery County, Pa. Implementing Texting Option for 911 Emergency Callers

County commissioners have awarded a $100,000+ contract to begin the upgrades needed to make the 911 system compatible with texting.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015