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Public Education Advocates Take Pennsylvania To Court Over School Funding

The suit, filed last fall by parents’ groups and a coalition of school districts, claims the current state funding system shortchanges students.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

(Former SRC chair Bill Green.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Bill Green Says He Won’t Give Up SRC Chairmanship Without Court Fight

He says he plans to go to Commonwealth Court for a ruling on whether Gov. Wolf had the authority to strip him of his School Reform Commission chairmanship.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

(This sign, at the corner of 20th and Winter Streets, would be replaced with a digital version under the Franklin Institute's plan.  File photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Franklin Institute Defends Its Plan For Electronic Signage on Logan Circle

“It’s only six by ten,” the museum’s attorney says. “It’s an accessory sign — it’s not outdoor advertising.” Opponents say it could engender more digital signs along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

(Erik Arneson, left, with his attorney, Matt Haverstick.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Commonwealth Court To Hear Complaint Over Gov. Wolf’s Firing of Corbett Appointee

Erik Arneson (left) went to Commonwealth Court seeking an injunction to be reinstated as director of the Office of Open Records.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2015

(Some of the guns confiscated by police in Philadelphia.  File photo by KYW's Tony Hanson)

Court Fight Ahead as NRA, Backed by New Pa. Law, Sues City of Philadelphia

The cities being sued have already challenged the constitutionality of the law in Commonwealth Court.

01/14/2015

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Pennsylvania Towns Sue Over State Legislation on Gun Control Measures

Mayor Nutter and a host of other Democrats from across Pennsylvania are going to court, trying to overturn a bill signed into law by Gov. Corbett last month.

11/10/2014

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Judge Puts Labor Contract Changes For Philadelphia Teachers On Hold

The judge granted a preliminary injunction sought by the PFT. Two weeks ago, the SRC announced it was going to begin requiring Philadelphia public school teachers to pay a contribution to their health insurance.

10/20/2014

(Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and their supports demonstrate on October 16, 2014, in front of school district headquarters on North Broad Street.  Photo by KYW's Justin Udo)

Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Files Court Motions Over Contract Cancellation

Union president Jerry Jordan, in a statement, said the cancellation lacked legal merit and he called the act “cowardly and disrespectful.”

10/17/2014

(District Council 33 president Pete Matthews, second from right, confers with other union officials following this morning's hearing in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City of Philadelphia Asks To Impose Contract Terms in Stalled Blue-Collar Talks

“This is another attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining process by the mayor,” says District Council 33 president Pete Matthews. “It’s not up to the courts to resolve a collective bargaining agreement. It’s up to the mayor to sit down and work this out fairly.”

07/18/2014

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Court Gives Phila. Parking Authority OK to Switch Red-Light Camera Vendors

American Traffic Solutions had installed more than 100 red-light cameras at more than two dozen locations around the city, but the Parking Authority last year decided to award a new contract to Xerox.

05/30/2014

Judge Promises Quick Ruling in Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Dispute

Commonwealth Court judge Dan Pellegrini heard arguments on whether the state’s Department of Health has standing to bring the case, and whether the case belongs in state Supreme Court instead.

09/04/2013

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Montco Asks Pa. Judge To Toss Pennsylvania’s Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

Montgomery County Solicitor Ray McGarry filed a response to a lawsuit challenging the Register of Wills Bruce Hanes’ decision to grant same-sex marriage licenses.

08/02/2013

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Pa. Sues To Stop Issuance Of Gay Marriage Licenses in Montco

Pennsylvania officials are asking a court to stop Montgomery County from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

07/30/2013

(A July 31st protest on South Broad Street in Philadelphia against the end of the state welfare program known as "General Assistance.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Lawsuit Aims to Overturn Recent Cuts in Pennsylvania’s Welfare Programs

Act 80, passed this year, eliminated the $150-million general assistance fund, which gave monthly cash grants of about $200 to more than 61,000 low-income and disabled Pennsylvanians.

10/03/2012

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Pa. Court Says Philadelphia Paramedics Can Remain In Firefighters’ Union

At issue was whether Philadelphia Fire Department paramedics should be allowed to stay in the union or, as the mayor wants, be forced to negotiate a separate deal.

01/19/2012

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