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(Pa. state senator Vincent Hughes speaks with reporters in the state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

State Senator From Philadelphia Proposes ‘Marshall Plan’ For Local Housing

State Senator Vincent Hughes is starting with a tour today of some parts of Philadelphia in desperate need of rebuilding.

05/21/2015

(Pa. state senator Vincent Hughes speaks with reporters in the state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

State Sen. Vincent Hughes Backs Wolf’s Nominee to Head Pa. State Police

Hughes says reports that nominee Marcus Brown recently received an anonymous, racist letter underscores the need to get him approved.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

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Lawmaker Wants To Make Voter Registration in Pennsylvania More Automatic

Under 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.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Political Brawl Over Last-Minute Nominations Continues In Harrisburg

In 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.

01/28/2015

(Pa. senator-elect Art Haywood is proposing legislation that would require special prosecutors in cases where police use deadly force.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Freshman Pa. Legislator Proposes Special Prosecutors in Police Deadly-Force Cases

State 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.

12/19/2014

(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

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