Former governor Ed Rendell says he’s confident that the city and local donors can raise the $84 million needed to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
To succeed, Tom Wolf must be judicious in choosing the senior aides who will be his diplomats in the Legislature and quickly establish rapport with key lawmakers, statehouse insiders believe.
After spending $73 million, Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf try to carve up a win in the race for Pennsylvania Governor. There are many ways to do it, and there will be areas of victory for both sides.
The head of the Democratic City Committee says he isn’t worried about Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf’s decision not to help pay for tomorrow’s get-out-the-vote effort in the city.
“It enhances protections for whisteblowers by strengthening confidentiality provisions, to prevent retaliation, and to ensure that employees feel comfortable reporting misconduct,” Nutter said.
Corbett cast himself as the candidate who will resist increasing government spending and repeatedly questioned where Wolf would find the money to raise the state’s share of public school spending to 50 percent, plus meet other priorities. For his part, Wolf sought to frame Corbett as failing to capably steer the state’s economy and government finances, while he cut critical funding for public schools.
Philadelphia police say a Harrisburg lobbyist has been arrested on rape charges.
Chris discussed NFL player Adrian Peterson being deactivated by the Minnesota Vikings after being arrested for disciplining his child, Secretary of State John Kerry’s clarification on war with ISIL, and Hillary Clinton’s trip to Iowa. He talked to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup at 7:00 and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece at 8:00.
Terry Gillen was a deputy commerce director under former mayor Ed Rendell and was head of the Redevelopment Authority under Mayor Nutter.
“We are very focused on the financial, logistical, and security issues surrounding any convention,” says DNC executive director Amy Dacey.
Mummers, the Philly Phanatic, and several hundred city boosters gathered outside the hotel to cheer as a bus carrying members of the DNC site selection committee pulled up.
Tom Henneman and Ed Rendell explain a new kickstarter company.
Former PA Governor Ed Rendell says he will be among those from the area meeting with the Democratic National Committee on Monday as part of the process to bring the party’s 2016 convention to Philadelphia.
As demolition for the forthcoming Museum of the American Revolution gets underway in earnest in Old City Philadelphia, the museum is announcing a sizeable monetary gift of support.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, speaking at a memorial Wednesday for Lewis Katz, said “the world will never be as much fun” as it was before the Philadelphia newspaper co-owner’s death.