Government

Gas prices in South Jersey dip under $2 a gallon.(credit: Jim Melwert)

Poll: Would You Pay More At The Pump For Better Roads?

This is the first time ever that the majority of New Jersey voters polled support a hike.

04/21/2015

(Vice president Joseph BIden, in file photo by  Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

VP Biden & Energy Secretary Moniz To Visit Philadelphia Tuesday

The two will tour the PECO headquarters in Center City.

04/21/2015

(US Sen. Bob Casey meets with reporters at The Veterans Group, a vets' service center in University City.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sen. Bob Casey Urges Quick Completion of Philadelphia V.A. Reforms

Following a scathing inspector general’s report last week, the public pressure for reforms at the Philadelphia VA office continues.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

(The Arcola Road Bridge, now demolished, was closed in August 2013 after failing an inspection. Work has begun rebuilding its replacement, with a target date of next spring.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Pa. Lawmaker Says His District’s Bridge Projects Aren’t Getting Enough Attention

Pennsylvania state representative Mike Vereb is asking Penndot’s acting secretary to reprioritize two bridges in his district, both over the Perkiomen Creek.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

(John Dodds, director of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project.  File photo by KYW's Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Jobs Group Sees Hope in NYC Credit-Check Legislation, Urges Similar Action Here

John Dodds, head of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, is hoping that local lawmakers pass a law like New York’s, stopping employers from running credit checks on potential hires or current workers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

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Poll: Things Aren’t Looking Good For Gov. Christie In NJ

The Governor hit his lowest approval rating ever – just 38 percent of New Jerseyans think he’s doing a good job.

04/20/2015

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

Registration Deadline For May 19th Pa. Primary, Including Phila. Mayoral and Council Races

Links to registration form is here. You can drop completed form at City Hall Room 142 until 5pm, or at 520 North Delaware Avenue until 12 midnight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

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

Union Response Coming Up In NJ Pension Case

Public worker unions are preparing their response to claims from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration that a judge “fabricated” a right to pension contributions at a certain level.

04/20/2015

Rep. Reed speaking with Capitol reporters last week. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Negotiations Begin For Crafting New State Budget

The first budget talks were held last week, but a significant aspect of the discussions is the governor’s insistence that his plan, which includes raising sales and income taxes and reducing property taxes, be considered as a whole.

04/20/2015

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Reaction To State Senate Pushback On Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Law

Councilman-at-large Bill Greenlee championed the paid sick leave bill, fought through two mayoral vetoes and finally saw the measure become law in February.

04/20/2015

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Chris Stigall: Clinton Campaign DOA Thanks to ‘SNL’

“SNL’s” Kate McKinnon and her portrayal of Hillary Clinton is a devastating development for the Clinton campaign.

04/19/2015

(Fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer and councilman Mark Squilla, during City Council budget hearings.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Brownouts Dominate Talk As New Fire Commish Debuts In City Council

The Philadelphia Fire Department’s controversial policy of temporary fire station closures — known as brownouts — dominated the discussion this past week during City Council’s first chance to question the new Fire Commissioner.

04/19/2015

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. (credit: CBS)

Nutter Creates Panel To Help Tackle Recommendations Contained In US Dept. Of Justice Report On Police

Mayor Nutter has followed through on an Executive Order and named members of an independent civilian oversight board to advance efforts to ‘create a more responsive’ police department that ‘earns the public’s respect.’

04/18/2015

The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: How Well Do NJ Residents Understand Federal Government?

More than half of the 800 people surveyed could not name a single Supreme Court justice.

04/18/2015

(File photo. Credit: Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Judge Nixes Temporary Generator Hookup For Former Revel Casino-Hotel Property

Glenn Straub, who is being fined $5,000 a day while the building’s emergency fire suppression system is without power, wanted to bring in diesel generators temporarily.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015