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(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Hundreds Turn Out For First Major Gubernatorial Candidate’s Forum In Philadelphia

Five democratic candidates for governor spoke to nearly a thousand people Saturday night at Temple University.

11/24/2013

(Demonstrators urge Gov. Tom Corbett to accept Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Center City Demonstrators Urge Corbett To Accept Medicaid Expansion in Pa.

“We want to take that big abstract number — 700,000 — and show these are real faces, these are real lives,” said one demonstration leader.

06/04/2013

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, left, and School Reform Commission chair Pedro Ramos testified Monday before City Council on the school district's downsizing plan.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia School Officials Hear Objections To District’s Downsizing Plan

The hearing lasted hours and was dominated by school parents and other advocates who object to the closure process.

11/26/2012

(L-R: Alana Miller of PennPIRG, Anne Gemmell of Fight for Philly, and Sharon Ward of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Pennsylvania Policy Groups Urge End To Special Tax Breaks For Corporations

A lot of procrastinating Pennsylvanians will be doing their taxes this weekend — never a pleasant task, but a pair of local nonprofit organizations wants to make you really angry about it.

04/12/2012

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