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Renewed Call For Mandatory Minimums For Illegal Firearm Possession In Philadelphia

Prosecutors, police and lawmakers renewed their call for legislation that mandates hard time in jail for carrying illegal guns.

08/21/2014

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Stigall On Republicans Targeting Philly Beer Gardens: They’re Acting Like ‘Nanny-state, Money-grubbing Democrats’

Chris Stigall criticized Republican State Senators in Pennsylvania for attempting to coerce the PA Liquor Control Board to close outdoor beer gardens that have sprung up around Philadelphia for the summer.

07/22/2014

(Pa. Rep. John Taylor, R-Phila.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmakers Move To Tighten Gun Control Laws For Philadelphia

The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill, sponsored by Rep. John Taylor (R-Phila.), which will create a minimum two-year prison sentence for someone who carries an unlicensed gun in Philadelphia.

03/18/2014

(Matthew Wolfe.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Wolfe Seen As Likely GOP Nominee For Special City Council At-Large Election

Matthew Wolfe, a GOP ward leader in Philadelphia, says he is ready to run against the Democrats’ pick in the May special election for the City Council seat recently vacated by Bill Green.

03/13/2014

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Property, Wages, or…? Stakeholders Argue Philadelphia’s Tax Policy

The discussion, titled “Philadelphia Taxes — Past, Present and Future.” was organized by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Temple University’s Center on Regional Politics.

05/03/2013

(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, at lectern, is flanked by, from left, Delaware County DA Jack Whelan; bill co-sponsors Rep. John Taylor, Rep. Mark Cohen, and Sen. Larry Farnese; and deputy police commissioner Richard Ross.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Broad Regional Support For Stricter Philadelphia Gun Law

“I want people to know all across Philadelphia: you carry, you do two,” said Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams.

04/04/2013

(The Liquor Control Committee of the Pennsylvania House, today.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmakers Push State Store Privatization Toward Full House Vote

A spokesman for Governor Corbett says he’s pleased, even though the committee made significant changes to his proposal.

03/18/2013

(Samantha Pawlucy arrives at Charles Carrol High School on October 9th.   Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Girl Won’t Return To Port Richmond School Where Romney T-Shirt Flap Erupted

Once inside her old high school, 16-year-old Samantha Pawlucy apparently didn’t feel comfortable enough to stay.

10/10/2012

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Pennsylvania House Moves To Protect City And Schools From Property Tax Hit

With Philadelphia’s property tax overhaul apparently on hold for a year, the state House has advanced legislation that would protect tax revenues for the city and school district in the interim.

06/27/2012

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Part 1: Controversy In Harrisburg

KYW’s Michelle Durham reports on the disagreement among Pennsylvania leaders on whether changing the system of liquor sales in the state is a good idea.

01/06/2012

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Pa. Lawmaker Says Privatization Plan Would Limit Number Of Liquor Stores

The chairman of the state House Liquor Control Committee says the push to privatize booze sales in Pennsylvania means a delicate balance between public safety and consumer convenience in the city of Philadelphia.

08/01/2011

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Philadelphia Republican Wants Bill To Allow State Police To Shut Down Bars Linked To Violence

Philadelphia Republican John Taylor, chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, says he believes the legislation is needed but must be carefully drafted.

05/25/2011

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