Mike Stack

(Phila. FOP president John McNesby.  File photo)

Phila. FOP Head Says Pa. State Senate Seat May Be His Next Goal

The 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.


(Pa. state senator Mike Stack, D-Phila.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

Stack Wins 5-Way Race For Dem Nod For Pa. Lt. Governor

Stack’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. state senator Mike Stack, D-Phila.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Lower Penalty For Possession of Small Amount of Pot

State 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.


(Government and union officials outside the Kraft plant in Northeast Philadelphia call for its continued operation.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Pa. Legislators Want Gov. Corbett To Try To Keep Kraft Plant in Philadelphia

State representative Brendan Boyle has heard that if owner Mondelez International stays, it would consider expanding, and adding even more jobs.


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Local Group Helping Returning Veterans Facing Unscrupulous Lenders

For the men and women who serve our country, sometimes when the war is over, a battle begins.


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State Senate Passes New Budget

The state Senate on Sunday approved a new budget, while a vote in the House is still pending.


(Philadelphia councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Lawmakers Debate Whether Phila. School Board Should Be Returned to Local Control

State 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. Rep. John Sabatina is flanked by, L-R, DA Seth Williams, police commissioner Charles Ramsey, and Pa. Sen. Mike Stack.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Pa. Legislators Visit Philadelphia With Proposal For New Home Invasion Penalties

Both lawmakers were joined at the police administration building by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams and police commissioner Charles Ramsey.


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Pa. Lawmakers Want State To Refuse Obamacare’s Abortion Coverage

A 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.


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Pa. Lawmakers Move Forward With Plan To Eliminate Philadelphia’s Traffic Court

One 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.


(Firefighters Local 22 president Bill Gault, right, Pa. state sen. Mike Stack, center, and AFL-CIO president Pat Eiding, left, talk with reporters at City Hall.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Unions Urging Nutter to Abandon Firefighter Contract Appeals

You’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?


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Construction Set To Begin on New Port Richmond Recreation Trail

This 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.


Pa. State Sen. Mike Stack (D-Phila., left) talks with Tony Danza outside Phila. school district HQ on North Broad Street.  (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Tony Danza, Actor And Teacher, Blasts Cuts In Philadelphia Schools Budget

Actor and former Philadelphia public school teacher Tony Danza (at right in photo) is joining area lawmakers and union officials in denouncing budget cuts at Philadelphia schools.


(Pa. state senators Andy Dinniman, Mike Stack, LeAnna Washington, and Larry Farnese.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Want Philadelphia School Reform Commission Abolished

“The last six months have been a debacle of planning, financial mismanagement, a leadership vacuum and a human resource crisis,” state senator Mike Stack says.