Committee of 70
Philadelphia elections officials insist they’ll be ready to go for the presidential election come Tuesday, despite the two days lost to Hurricane Sandy.
Stephanie Singer, chairperson of the three-member board of city commissioners, which runs Philadelphia elections, sent an e-mail urging support for Pres. Obama.
City officials say not to worry, they’ll get it done in time.
There was applause but not quite jubilation when the Pa. Voter ID Coalition got the news that photo ID cards would not be necessary for next month’s election.
A Philadelphia city councilman’s plan to give council direct and final control over hundreds of millions of dollars isn’t sitting too well with a local political watchdog group.
Opponents of Pennsylvania’s recently enacted voter ID law have notched a preliminary victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
“This decision by Judge Simpson is dripping in political partisanship,” says Jerry Mondesire, the president of the Pennsylvania NAACP.
Play by the rules. That’s the word from Philadelphia’s election watchdog group, The Committee of 70.
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Mayor Nutter says it’s time to look ahead, now that the Arlene Ackerman buyout drama is over.
Meanwhile, a political watchdog group in Philadelphia says that private donations for a public sector bailout would be wrong.
Philadelphia City Council has voted to tweak the controversial lump-sum pension perk known as “DROP,” turning its back on the mayor’s call to abolish the program.
Low turnout is expected in Tuesday’s primary election in Philadelphia, but both official and unofficial watchdogs will be out to make sure things go smoothly.
The latest Philadelphia political battle comes not between two candidates, but between two organizations that are integral to elections in the city.
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics is drafting new regulations that spell out what city workers can and cannot do when it comes to political activity. But the political watchdog group, The Committee of 70, isn’t satisfied.