Vincent Hughes

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

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.

11/11/2014

(The School Reform Commission.  File photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

State Senator Wants to Give Pa. Governor Power to Abolish the SRC

Currently, the SRC must approve its own dissolution.

10/14/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in 2011 file photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Response To Corbett’s Modified Medicaid Expansion Overhaul is Mixed

The 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.

08/29/2014

Sen. Hughes (right), and Sen. Mike Stack (D Phila) meet with reporters Sunday night. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Philadelphia Dems Reject School Money Link To Pension Reform

Democrats have swatted down a proposal by Governor Corbett to link votes for public pension reform to Philadelphia school funding.

06/30/2014

Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Hughes

Philadelphia Conference ‘Breaks The Silence’ On Mental Illness

Pa. Senator Vincent Hughes’ office sponsors the free two-day conference kicking off today.

04/04/2014

(Members of Philadelphia's Democratic caucus in the Pa. State Senate.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. State Senate Dems Propose $300M Fix For Education Statewide

The plan from the Philadelphia Democrats would generate $300 million for schools statewide, including $90 million more for Philadelphia.

01/30/2014

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Philadelphians Remember Mandela’s Visits To The City

Nelson Mandela came to Philadelphia 20 years ago, on two occasions in 1993 to receive the Liberty Medal and then after he became South Africa’s President.

12/05/2013

(John Dodds of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project addresses marchers outside the Philadelphia office of Gov. Tom Corbett in April.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania Falls By The Wayside In Legislative Tussle

The state Senate inserted Medicaid expansion language into the state welfare code, part of the package of bills to enact the budget, but the House removed it.

07/04/2013

(Marchers call on Gov. Corbett to accept federal funding for Medicaid expansion.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Marchers Urge Corbett To Accept Federal Funds to Expand Medicaid

About 100 protesters marched from Philadelphia City Hall to Corbett’s regional office at Broad and Walnut Streets, demanding that he agree to expand Medicaid to cover an additional 700,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians.

04/18/2013

(L-R:  Pa. state senator Vincent Hughes, city councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Mayor Michael Nutter, Spectrum Health CEO Phyllis Cater, state rep Vanessa Lowrey Brown, and state rep Dwight Evans.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Groundbreaking Held For New Health Center in West Philadelphia

The health center at 52nd and Haverford Avenue is owned and operated by Spectrum Health Service.

07/12/2012

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo.   Credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Offers Pennsylvania Budget With Cuts To Universities, Welfare

Gov. Corbett is proposing 30-percent cuts in state funding for three state-related universities — Temple, Penn State, and Pitt — and 20-percent cuts for state-owned universities.

02/07/2012

(Donald Trump looks out the window of his limousine during a visit to New Hampshire last year.   Credit:  Matthew Cavanaugh/ Getty Images)

Part 4: Can We Fix It?

Numerous polls show that Americans, with the steepest income gap of any developed country, are concerned about the growing trend but are divided over what to do about it.

02/03/2012

(Gov. Tom Corbett today, at the Pennsylvania Press Club in Harrisburg.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Expected To Sign Bill That Will Impose New Regulations On Abortion Clinics

Corbett is expected to sign a bill headed to his desk that would impose new regulations on abortion clinics over the objections of critics who say it will reduce access to abortions in Pennsylvania.

12/14/2011

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Activists Ask Governor Corbett For More Mortgage Relief Money

Activists in Pennsylvania are decrying the demise of mortgage assistance programs at both the state and federal levels.

09/28/2011

Temple University

Democrats Drop Opposition To Funding For State-Related Colleges

Democrats don’t have the numbers to block the main budget bills, but bills that fund Temple, Lincoln, Pitt and Penn State require a two-thirds super majority to pass. After refusing to put up votes for the state-related universities Monday, Democrats changed course on Tuesday.

06/29/2011

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