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(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.

08/21/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Happy To See Schools Opening But Presses Pa. Legislature For Action

The mayor says the interim cuts imposed now to allow schools to open on time will, in his view, affect learning.

08/15/2014

(Surrounded by family members and a few fellow councilmen, Ed Neilson, at left in dark suit, takes the oath of office of City Council.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Ed Neilson Sworn In, Quietly, As Philadelphia City Councilman

Neilson said he waited three months to be sworn in, in order to remain in the state House should his vote be needed on school funding.

08/14/2014

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announces the early release of funds for Philadelphia schools.  Credit: Andy Zaramba)

Corbett Releases Funds Early For Phila. Schools; Hite, Nutter Say More Must Be Done

Schools superintendent William Hite, standing next to the governor for the announcement, stressed that this early disbursement does not resolve the $81-million funding gap the school district needs to close to avoid layoffs and other serious cuts.

08/06/2014

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Gov. Corbett Meets With Pa. Lawmakers Over Taxes For Phila. Schools, With Little Result

They met for about two hours, but in the end there was no agreement to bring the House back into session to vote on the $2-per-pack cigarette tax to fund Philadelphia public schools.

08/04/2014

(Philadelphia public school advocates board buses for Harrisburg to demand passage of the $2-per-pack city-only cigarette tax.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia School Advocates Carry Funding Demand To Harrisburg

The point, organizers say, is that if dozens of people can take time from their lives to go to Harrisburg, lawmakers can come back into session and take action on the $2-a-pack cigarette tax.

08/04/2014

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Senate OKs Bill To Ban Cash Gifts to Legislators; House Future Uncertain

The bill passed by the state senate would make it felony to accept cash gifts over $250. Under $250, it would be a misdemeanor.

04/09/2014

(File photo. Credit: Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Failure Of Agenda Another Setback For Corbett

The failure of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s agenda in the final weeks of the legislature’s spring session is another setback for a governor heading toward an election year with abysmal poll numbers.

07/03/2013

(Kelley Hodge is the School District of Philadelphia's safety watchdog.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 2: Voice For The Victims

If kids don’t feel safe, they’re not going to learn. But now the victims of assaults in Philadelphia schools have someone going to bat for them.

10/04/2012

(Mayor Nutter and KYW's Mike Dunn during a previous edition of "Ask The Mayor.")

Nutter Adapts To Harrisburg’s New Political Landscape

Mayor Nutter says he’ll work with new leadership in the Pennsylvania House to preserve the flow of cash now that State Rep. Dwight Evans of Oak Lane has lost his leadership post in the vital House Appropriations Committee.

11/17/2010

Former Pa. Legislator Stetler Will Face Corruption Trial

After a preliminary hearing today, a district judge has ruled that there is enough evidence to try a former Pennsylvania state lawmaker, who is also a former Rendell cabinet secretary, on corruption charges.

07/14/2010

Gov. Rendell Hopeful for Remainder of Budget Legislation

by KYW’s Tony Romeo Governor Rendell says a dispute that is preventing him from signing the newly passed state budget is “serious,” but he also says he’s hopeful that the dispute will be resolved. And […]

07/02/2010

Rendell May Not Sign New Pa. Budget

by KYW’s Tony Romeo Governor Rendell says he won’t likely sign Pennsylvania’s new budget until Tuesday — if at all.

07/01/2010

Pa. Legislature Approves Budget Before Deadline

by KYW’s Tony Romeo A rare occurrence for Governor Rendell, in his final year in office: a completed Pennsylvania budget on the way to his desk before the stroke of midnight on June 30th, the end of […]

06/30/2010

Pa. State Senate Approves New State Budget

by KYW’s Tony Romeo The Pennsylvania Senate this afternoon passed a new state budget.  It’ll now be up to the House to act if there’s to be a budget on the governor’s desk by the […]

06/30/2010

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