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Community College of Phila. Asks For More Funding To Avert Tuition Hike

Students at the Community College of Philadelphia face a possible tuition increase next fall unless the city and the state chip in more.

04/07/2014

(Pa. state senator Rudy Vulakovich watches as Gov. Corbett signs into law his anto-child-abuse measure.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Signs Measure Creating Pa. Database of Child Abuse Cases

One of the three bills signed by Gov. Corbett establishes a statewide database that will help various agencies provide and share information about child abuse cases.

04/07/2014

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Corbett: Medicaid Talks At ‘Breaking Point’

Governor Corbett is frustrated over negotiations with the federal government.

04/06/2014

(Mayor Nutter welcomes Millenials who took part in a competition to revamp city policies to attract more of that demographic group.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Winners of Competition to Make Philadelphia More Millennial-Friendly Announced

Mayor Michael Nutter was on hand to congratulate more than a dozen participants of the city’s first public policy case study competition.

04/04/2014

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Some Struggling To Meet Income Tax Deadline Advised to File For Extension

The income tax filing date is less than two weeks away, and for some it’s time to make a choice.

04/04/2014

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Pa. PUC Tightens Notification, Response Requirements on Electric Suppliers

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is moving to address thousands of complaints filed in recent months over rapidly rising electric bills.

04/04/2014

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Local Activist Who Fights For Marijuana Legalization Enters City Council Race

A new candidate has entered the race for the vacant seat on City Council, and part of his platform focuses on decriminalizing marijuana.

04/04/2014

(School district inspector general John Downs, left, and city controller Alan Butkovitz, center, with some metal objects recovered in the investigation.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Controller: 2 Public Employees Caught Selling Off City’s Scrap Metal

Controller Alan Butkovitz, at lectern in photo, declined to identify the employees — he says it’s a personnel matter at this point — but he says one was a Streets Department employee and the other a school district locksmith.

04/03/2014

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Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Asks Pa. Court To Preserve Contract Seniority

The school district last week asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to affirm its right to sidestep seniority rules.

04/03/2014

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Bucks Woman Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating Marriage Scams For Immigrants

Larissa Hlukha, 57, pleaded guilty to federal charges of arranging phony marriages to help others evade US immigration laws.

04/03/2014

(Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard, in file photo by Cherri Gregg)

Camden Schools To Lay Off Hundreds in Cost-Saving Effort

School district superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard says declining enrollment, overspending, and cuts in federal funding mean the district is facing a $75-million shortfall.

04/03/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, far left, poses for photo with Penndot secretary Barry Schoch, at lectern.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Officials Showcase Highway Projects Benefitting From Funding Bill

Penndot officials say In some cases motorists may not see actual construction, but contracts will be bid this year because of the funding influx.

04/03/2014

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City Council Presses Nutter Administration Over Cost of Foreign Trips

Councilman Jim Kenney was among those questioning deputy maoyr Alan Greenberger about the value of Mayor Nutter’s taxpayer-funded overseas trips.

04/02/2014

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Congress Moving To Tighten Commercial Data Security in U.S.

The issue has gained national attention with computer system intrusions at Target, Nieman Marcus, TJ Maxx, and other retailers.

04/02/2014

(A rally for immigration reform outside the office of US Rep. Pat Meehan, R-Pa.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

National ‘Fast For Families’ Visits Philadelphia Area, Promoting Immigration Reform

“We’ve been calling on people to fast because now is the time,” said Lisa Sharon Harper (at lectern in photo), who works for the DC-based Sojourners.

04/02/2014

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President Obama, VP Biden Sworn-In For Second Term

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