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(NJ assemblyman Lou Greenwald.  Photo provided)

NJ Assembly Democrats Push Plan To Stimulate Job Creation

Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly have unveiled a series of bills that they insist will spur job creation in the Garden State.

12/05/2012

Philadelphia’s Vincent Hughes, ranking Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Three Key Priorities For PA Legislative Democrats In New Session

Minority Democrats in the Pennsylvania legislature say job creation, education and transportation funding will be their top priorities in the new session that begins in January.

12/05/2012

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Mealey’s Furniture Opens Fifth Showroom In Devon

At a time when many retailers are struggling to stay afloat, a local, family-owned operation that’s been around for more than four decades is expanding into the western suburbs.

10/01/2011

(Philadelphia city councilman Darrell Clarke, sponsor of the measure.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Bill To Create Jobs Commission Will Be On Philadelphia Ballot In May

Philadelphians will be asked on the May ballot whether the home rule charter should be amended to create a Jobs Commission. The Philadelphia unemployment rate, at last check, was stubbornly higher than the national average of nine percent.

03/11/2011

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Creating Paths For Successful Adulthood

A new report out of Harvard argues that US education is too narrowly focused on an academic, classroom-based approach with only incremental gains in achievement, while other countries have outpaced us.

02/14/2011

Philadelphia City Council Poised To Offer Tax Break To Businesses That Add Jobs

Philadelphia City Council this coming week is likely to extend a program that gives companies a break on their business taxes, if they bring new jobs in the city.

12/12/2010