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NJ Gov. Chris Christie Announces Run For President: ‘Both Parties Have Failed This Country’

Christie made the announcement at 11 a.m. Tuesday from his alma mater, Livingston High School, in New Jersey, where he served as class president for three years.

06/30/2015

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Bill Cracking Down On Cyber Bullying Sent To Governor’s Desk

The bill, passed by the Senate and sent to the governor Monday, would make cyber harassment of children a punishable offense.

06/30/2015

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Chris Christie Expected To Launch Presidential Bid

Christie unveiled a campaign website over the weekend.

06/30/2015

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As Greek Hobbles and Eurozone Wobbles, Wharton Professor Sees Hope

As the Greek debt crisis escalates, creating drama in world markets, a Wharton School professor sizes up whether Greece might exit the Eurozone and what it means to us in the United States.

06/29/2015

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Budget Marathon Continues At PA Capitol

The GOP-controlled House voted on Saturday to send a Republican-drafted budget to the Senate, which is expected to vote on it Tuesday.

06/29/2015

Andy Hoover at the Capitol. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Advocates: Time To Revamp PA Forfeiture Laws

The way Pennsylvania law is now, you don’t have to be convicted of a crime to lose assets seized by law enforcement.

06/29/2015

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Partial Settlement in Civil Rights Suit Over Phila. DA’s Seizure of Assets in Drug Cases

At issue was the district attorney’s controversial program that seizes homes and cars from people whose relatives have been charged with drug crimes, then keeps the money for the DA’s office and the police department.

06/28/2015

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Local Expert Looks At Road Ahead For Chris Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is expected to announce Tuesday he is, in fact, a candidate for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.

06/28/2015

House majority leader, Dave Reed (R) speaks with reporters.

PA House Sends Senate GOP Budget

The state House voted along mostly party lines for the new budget that Joe Markosek, ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, says does not reflect the priorities of the Democratic governor and other members of his party.

06/27/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. (Credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

NJ Gov. Christie Goes Live With Presidential Campaign Site

Chris Christie’s political team has gone live with a presidential campaign website days before he jumps into the 2016 race.

06/27/2015

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Pa. GOP Budget Includes $5 Million For Pope’s Visit; Fate Of Budget Cloudy

The GOP budget would include $5 million dollars for security and other issues related to the Pope’s visit.

06/26/2015

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Celebration of US Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Moves Online

Facebook added a new feature called “Let’s Celebrate Pride,” which will automatically put a rainbow-striped tint over your profile picture.

06/26/2015

Jim Kenney, the night of his Democratic primary win in the Philadelphia mayoral race.  File photo by KYW's Pat Loeb

Philadelphia Mayoral Hopeful Jim Kenney Says Battle For Gay Rights Goes On

Today, Kenney recalled that during the 1990’s, when there was widespread and staunch opposition to his efforts for “domestic partnerships” legislation, he never could have imagined this moment.

06/26/2015

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Sen. Casey Presses For Expanded Funding For Amtrak

At a press conference at 30th Street Station, Casey said last month’s train disaster in Philadelphia underscored the need to make sure Amtrak has the proper funding to improve safety and infrastructure.

06/26/2015

NJ governor Chris Christie, at a press conference following his state budget actions.  Image from State of NJ television

Area Politicians Weigh In on US Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

Following today’s decision by the US Supreme Court overturning several states’ bans on gay marriage, political figures across the country were staking out various positions on the issue.

06/26/2015