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Committee Of 70 Concerned About Plan To Give City Council Control Over Money

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.

09/30/2012

(The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard the Voter ID appeal in its Philadelphia courtroom, in a proceeding that was televised -- a rare occurrence for the state's high court.  File photo)

Pa. Supreme Court Sends Voter ID Ruling Back To Lower Court For Review

Opponents of Pennsylvania’s recently enacted voter ID law have notched a preliminary victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

09/18/2012

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Opponents of Pa. Voter ID Law Vow Appeal

“This decision by Judge Simpson is dripping in political partisanship,” says Jerry Mondesire, the president of the Pennsylvania NAACP.

08/15/2012

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Watchdog Group Says Voters Shouldn’t Use Absentee Ballots to Skirt ID Law

Play by the rules. That’s the word from Philadelphia’s election watchdog group, The Committee of 70.

08/06/2012

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Election Day Resources

Everything you need to know about Election Day in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware can be found in our Election Day Resources guide.

11/07/2011

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Mayor Nutter Says It’s Time To Move On From Ackerman

Mayor Nutter says it’s time to look ahead, now that the Arlene Ackerman buyout drama is over.

09/09/2011

(Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, in file photo.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Ackerman ‘Surprised’ By Talk Of Fundraising To Buy Out Her Contract

Meanwhile, a political watchdog group in Philadelphia says that private donations for a public sector bailout would be wrong.

08/18/2011

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Philadelphia City Council Votes To Keep DROP, With Modifications

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.

06/08/2011

(Zack Stalberg, Committee of Seventy executive director; Seth Williams, Philadelphia DA; and Peter Berson, assistant DA, are seen in a video monitor at the DA's office today.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Pollwatchers, Official and Unofficial, Prepare For Pennsylvania Primary In Philadelphia

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.

05/16/2011

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Two Organizations Gear Up For Philadelphia Elections

The latest Philadelphia political battle comes not between two candidates, but between two organizations that are integral to elections in the city.

05/07/2011

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Philadelphia Ethics Board Drafting New Campaign Activity Rules For City Workers

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.

02/27/2011

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NJ Gov. Christie, In Philly, Says Leaders Must Make Tough Calls

New Jersey governor Chris Christie was the keynote speaker on Tuesday morning at the Committee of Seventy’s annual breakfast in Philadelphia.

11/23/2010

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DROP Action Delayed; Watchdog Group Sees Stalling

It’s been more than three months since Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter called on City Council to abolish the controversial retirement program known as “DROP.”

11/17/2010

(Zack Stalberg, of the Committee of 70.  File photo)

Committee Of 70 Fears Voter Apathy

One of Philadelphia’s political watchdogs fears that negative advertising for a number of races through the campaign season will prompt many disgusted voters to simply stay home.

11/02/2010

(Zack Stalberg, Committee of 70, and Philadelphia DA Seth Williams.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia On Guard For Election Day Irregularities

Philadelphia’s district attorney and two other election watchdogs want to hear from any city voters who facing polling place irregularities on Tuesday.

11/01/2010

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