A top lawmaker says a proposal to let New Jersey drivers pump their own gas is going nowhere in the state Senate.
The two candidates first to vote were former judge Nelson Diaz in Chestnut Hill and State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams at Anderson Elementary in Cobbs Creek.
Today is decision day for the voters of Pennsylvania.
“We will have more than 60 assistant district attorneys and several dozen county detectives ready to answer calls on our hotline,” Williams says.
In addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party’s nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.
Today’s primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.
Voters are being asked to approve commissions for women and universal pre-kindergarten, a rule promoting multi-language access to city services, and a referendum on school district governance.
Today, Williams stood with children in front of a mock voting booth at City Hall.
Cafeteria workers and noontime aides at Philadelphia public school have agreed to a new contract that calls for wage increases and work rule changes.
President Obama has finally gotten his own Twitter account.
President Barack Obama has paused in Philadelphia to thank the city and its rescue workers for their response to the Amtrak derailment.
The focus of the president’s visit is the city’s two-year-long effort to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the community.
Senate Bill 2944 would allow for self-service but would also require gas stations to offer at least one full-service island for the next three years and provide provisions for those who aren’t able to pump their own gas.
Appearing at a state Senate Education Committee hearing on the measure that would place struggling Pennsylvania schools in a state-run system, Philadelphia School Superintendent William Hite said there are aspects of the bill that could support efforts to improve schools.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in New Hampshire testing the presidential waters and talking about the economy.