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(Philadelphia housing director Deborah McCollach, left, and US Sen. Robert Casey, right, listen as Mayor Michael Nutter speaks about community development block grant funding on Monday at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Nutter, Sen. Casey Call For Preservation of Community Development Grants

Philadelphia could see more than $36 million in block grant funding hit the chopping block. The Republican-led US House wants to cut block grant funding by 66 percent, but US senator Bob Casey and mayor Michael Nutter hope cooler heads will prevail in the Senate.


(Megan DeSmedt) of PennPIRG, the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group.  File photo provided)

Philadelphia Group Says US House Isn’t Budget-Cutting In Public’s Interest

Megan DeSmedt of the organization PennPIRG calls the US House-passed spending resolution “wrongheaded” and hopes that the Senate will take a different path.


(President Obama pauses as he speaks at a White House event on Wednesday.  AP photo)

Poll: Obama Rating Increases Among Pennsylvania Voters

What do Pennsylvanians think about President Obama, his programs and policies, and one of his most important allies in the US Senate — Bob Casey of Pennsylvania?


US Lawmakers Tout New Help for Struggling Homeowners

Two US lawmakers from Pennsylvania were at the headquarters of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project on North Broad Street today, to let homeowners know about a nationwide, $1-billion “homeowner’s relief” fund.