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It has been an angry contest where incumbent Alan Butkovitz is being challenged by Brett Mandel and Mark Zecca.
The discussion, titled “Philadelphia Taxes — Past, Present and Future.” was organized by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Temple University’s Center on Regional Politics.
About a hundred people gathered under a huge American flag at Rose Tree Park in Media, Pa., to pray, joined by members of Delaware County Council who provided them with an official proclamation marking the day.
But even as the American public becomes more accepting of the LGBT community, Pennsylvania has been slow to make a move when it comes to same-sex marriage or to expand LGBT civil rights.
Pennsylvania state lawmakers, the governor and other public officials are disclosing gifts, travel and other financial details in annual disclosure reports that were due Wednesday to the State Ethics Commission.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has launched his first television commercial of this year’s gubernatorial campaign.
The raffle was organized by the Chester County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, and the proceeds will help pay for programs in the department’s dog units.
Council hasn’t decided whether or how it can give the school district $60 million more, but dozens from the public urged Council to find a way.
People on both sides of the gun control issue jammed a New Jersey state senate hearing room where a series of reforms sought by Democrats are being considered this week in committee.
The Senate hearings come more than a month after the House passed its version of a privatization bill.
It was announced last week that the State Department would not allow Mariela Castro, daughter of Raul Castro and niece of Fidel, to travel from New York to Philadelphia for Equality Forum’s international LGBT civil rights summit.
Some were accusing the Pennsylvania Department of Health of complicity in the alleged crimes. Others were calling for a ban on all abortions.
“The budget, in its current form, simply cannot support the services provided this year,” SRC chair Pedro Ramos told Philadelphia lawmakers.
Former US congressman Joe Sestak likened the plan to an old Tammany Hall political boss sentiment: ” ‘It doesn’t matter what a citizen does with his vote if I can count the votes.’ “
US Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) was joined by Ellen Saracini 9/11 Memorial in Bucks County to talk about legislation that would require airlines to install a secondary barrier to protect the flight crew.
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