Government

(Harmony Road, near I-295, in Gibbstown, NJ was shut down after high winds toppled utility poles.  Photo by David Madden)

New Jersey Finalizing Request For Federal Aid After June 23rd Thunderstorms

Sources tell KYW Newsradio that hard-hit towns have compiled more than $20 million in infrastructure damage and cleanup costs, which meets a FEMA threshold for providing assistance.

07/08/2015

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Pa. Senate Leader: ‘Impasse’ In Budget Talks

Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf have met twice in as many days to discuss the budget, producing no discernible progress as Pennsylvania begins its second week without a spending plan.

07/08/2015

PA TURNPIKE

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls Rising 6% in January

Commission spokesman Carl DeFebo says it will mark the second year in a row that turnpike tolls will be increased across the board, after several years of smaller increases for EZ Pass customers.

07/07/2015

At the offices of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Philadelphia, US Sen. Pat Toomey, fourth from left, leads a roundtable discussion on child sex abuse.  Photo by Steve Tawa

Sen. Toomey Presses For Stricter Background Checks on School Employees

Today, Toomey held a round table discussion in center city Philadelphia on the topic of sexual abuse of children and how to prevent it.

07/07/2015

Co-counsel Jeff Goodman listens as Robert Mongeluzzi speaks with reporters about the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a duck boat at 11th and Arch Streets.  Photo by Pat Loeb

Lawsuit Filed in Death of Pedestrian Run Over By Duck Boat in Chinatown

“Three deaths in less than five years have proven that the duck boats are dangerous on the water and dangerous on the land,” said attorney Robert Mongeluzzi.

07/07/2015

Jesse Turner, in green shirt, is joined by others on Independence Mall who oppose standardized testing in public schools.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

Conn. Man Brings Walk Against Standardized School Tests Through Delaware Valley

Jesse Turner (wearing lime-green shirt in photo) is walking from Connecticut to Washington, DC to gain support for his fight against high-stakes standardized tests in public schools.

07/07/2015

File photo: PA Governor Tom Wolf speaks to reporters. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf Attacks GOP Budget, Says Finances Must Be Put In Order

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t backing off his demand for a new state budget after vetoing a $30.2 billion document passed solely by Republican state lawmakers.

07/07/2015

Chris Christie, in file photo.  (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Some Democrats Pressuring Christie To Resign As Governor

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential run is adding a new dimension to his already complicated relationship with Democrats in his home state.

07/06/2015

New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaks to supporters at Livingston High School, in Livingston, NJ, on the day he launched his White House campaign.  Photo by Kena Betancur/ AFP/ Getty Images

Gov. Christie Critical Of Potential Iran Nuclear Deal

The Republican presidential candidate criticized the marathon negotiations during an appearance Monday on CBS This Morning.

07/06/2015

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Analysts: Long PA Budget Stalemate Likely

All signs point to a longer rather than shorter budget standoff.

07/06/2015

(Deputy mayor Everett Gillison speaks with reporters outside the Independence Visitors Center as the city's "Welcome America" festivities were getting underway.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter’s Chief of Staff Promises Adequate Security In Place for Holiday Weekend

Everett Gillison, the city’s deputy mayor for public safety, had assurances for both local residents and visitors.

07/03/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, in file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Schools Chief Hite Turns Down His $60,000 Performance Bonus

Hite is declining the bonus that goes with the good report card he received from the School Reform Commission.

07/02/2015

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 02:  Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at a federal court to be indicted on corruption charges on April 2, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. Melgen and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) are being indicted on corruption charges stemming from the senator being accused of accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions.  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Bond Granted For Release Of Doctor Linked To Sen. Menendez

A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez will be released after more than 11 weeks in jail under a bond agreement reached Thursday.

07/02/2015

(Angela Bey.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Teen Wins Constitution Center’s Playwriting Contest

And the final work is now a full-scale, professional production, at the National Constitution Center through July.

07/02/2015

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

Gov. Wolf Vetoes Bill That Would Privatize Pa. Liquor Sales

Privatization is a top priority for leaders of the Republican-controlled House. The question now is, how might the liquor veto affect budget negotiations?

07/02/2015