State Senator From Philadelphia Proposes 'Marshall Plan' For Local HousingState Senator Vincent Hughes is starting with a tour today of some parts of Philadelphia in desperate need of rebuilding.
State Sen. Vincent Hughes Backs Wolf's Nominee to Head Pa. State PoliceHughes says reports that nominee Marcus Brown recently received an anonymous, racist letter underscores the need to get him approved.
Lawmaker Wants To Make Voter Registration in Pennsylvania More AutomaticUnder the proposed law, a voter registration would be completed whenever a person applies for a driver's license, applies to get benefits or a birth certificate, or enters a state-run college or university -- unless the person "opts out."
Gov. Wolf To Propose Property Tax Relief Across Pennsylvania, Wage Tax Relief in Philadelphia KYW Newsradio has learned that a siginificant reduction in the Philadelphia wage tax will be part of Governor Wolf's budget proposal that will be laid out tomorrow.
Political Brawl Over Last-Minute Nominations Continues In HarrisburgIn the case of Open Records, the Wolf administration claims the director serves at the pleasure of the governor; Senate Republicans say the law was written otherwise.
Freshman Pa. Legislator Proposes Special Prosecutors in Police Deadly-Force CasesState senator-elect Art Haywood says his first action after he is sworn in to the Pennsylvania Senate on January 6th will be to introduce a bill that requires the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor whenever a suspect is killed by police.
Ceremony Marks Day When Phila. Memorial To Black American Vets was Relocated from 'Back of the Bus'For 60 years, the memorial sat in an obscure location in Fairmount Park. Twenty years ago, it was relocated to Logan Square, near the Franklin Institute.
State Senator Wants to Give Pa. Governor Power to Abolish the SRCCurrently, the SRC must approve its own dissolution.
Response To Corbett's Modified Medicaid Expansion Overhaul is MixedThe plan approved yesterday by the federal government stripped out many of the Corbett administration's proposals, creating what state senator Vincent Hughes (D-Phila.) says looks "90 percent" like a straight Medicaid expansion.
Philadelphia Dems Reject School Money Link To Pension ReformDemocrats have swatted down a proposal by Governor Corbett to link votes for public pension reform to Philadelphia school funding.
Philadelphia Conference 'Breaks The Silence' On Mental IllnessPa. Senator Vincent Hughes' office sponsors the free two-day conference kicking off today.
Pa. State Senate Dems Propose $300M Fix For Education StatewideThe plan from the Philadelphia Democrats would generate $300 million for schools statewide, including $90 million more for Philadelphia.