Phila. FOP Head Says Pa. State Senate Seat May Be His Next GoalThe head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, John McNesby, says he's likely to run for the state senate. And a new court ruling could boost the size of his campaign warchest.
Stack Wins 5-Way Race For Dem Nod For Pa. Lt. GovernorStack's victory in Tuesday's primary means he will be the running mate of millionaire businessman Tom Wolf, who has been chosen by voters to challenge Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the fall.
Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Lower Penalty For Possession of Small Amount of PotState senator Mike Stack (D-Phila.) wants to reduce possession of less than an ounce of pot to a summary offense -– the equivalent of a traffic ticket.
Pa. Legislators Want Gov. Corbett To Try To Keep Kraft Plant in PhiladelphiaState representative Brendan Boyle has heard that if owner Mondelez International stays, it would consider expanding, and adding even more jobs.
Local Group Helping Returning Veterans Facing Unscrupulous LendersFor the men and women who serve our country, sometimes when the war is over, a battle begins.
State Senate Passes New BudgetThe state Senate on Sunday approved a new budget, while a vote in the House is still pending.
Lawmakers Debate Whether Phila. School Board Should Be Returned to Local ControlState officials took control of the district and established the School Reform Commission in 2001. Philadelphia lawmakers say the SRC's performance has been dismal.
Pa. Legislators Visit Philadelphia With Proposal For New Home Invasion PenaltiesBoth lawmakers were joined at the police administration building by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams and police commissioner Charles Ramsey.
Pa. Lawmakers Want State To Refuse Obamacare's Abortion CoverageA state senate committee in Harrisburg has given its approval to a bill that would have Pennsylvania opt out of abortion coverage as part of the new federal health care law taking effect.
Pa. Lawmakers Move Forward With Plan To Eliminate Philadelphia's Traffic CourtOne bill would eliminate Traffic Court in all but name only, transferring its functions to Municipal Court. The other measure would allow for an amendment to the state constitution to formally eliminate it.
Philadelphia Unions Urging Nutter to Abandon Firefighter Contract AppealsYou're not fighting the police award, local labor leaders were asking Mayor Nutter today, so why are you continuing to fight the firefighters' arbitration award?
Construction Set To Begin on New Port Richmond Recreation TrailThis L-shaped extension will start at Monkevitch Playground, in the shadow of I-95, and go down past Pulaski Park to Lewis Street, wrapping around the fruit distribution center and city dump.