Appeals Expected After Philadelphia Judge OKs Candidates Who Took PensionsOpponents say they are not dropping the "DROP" issue -- the controversial city pension plan that's created a large measure of debate in and around Philadelphia.
Judge Rules Candidates For Public Office In Philadelphia Can Receive DROP PensionsThree candidates for public office in Philadelphia can stay on the ballot, even though they're, technically, retiring in order to collect a pension payment under the controversial DROP program.


Candidates Fight To Remain On Philadelphia Primary Election BallotsThere were oral arguments held before a Philadelphia judge on whether two City Council members, a city commissioner, and a mayoral candidate were eligible to remain on their respective ballots.
DROP Pension Recipient Marge Tartaglione Is Latest Target Of ChallengeThe woman who oversees Philadelphia elections -- City Commissioner Marge Tartaglione -- finds that her own re-election bid is now being challenged because of her participation in the DROP pension program.
Councilman Rizzo Faces Court Challenge To Re-election Effort; 'DROP' Pension At IssueA Philadelphia GOP ward leader has gone to court, trying to get longtime city councilman Frank Rizzo thrown off the primary ballot.
Philly Election Commissioner Barks Over Corruption QuestionThe city's top election official isn't taking too kindly to reporters' questions about the recent resignation of her top deputy, who is also her daughter.
Under Cloud, Commissioner Tartaglione's Daughter Leaves City PostThe daughter of one of the city's top elected officials has left her job as her mother's deputy, following an investigation by the Philadelphia Board of Ethics.

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