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  • Jim Kenney likely to be Philadelphia's next mayor after winning Democratic primary

    Jim Kenney likely to be Philadelphia's next mayor after winning Democratic primary
    A former longtime Philadelphia councilman with broad union backing is poised to become the next mayor of the nation's fifth largest city after his resounding win Tuesday in a six-way Democratic primary. Jim Kenney captured the nomination despite a pro-...
  • Unheralded heroes of the Merchant Marine

    Unheralded heroes of the Merchant Marine
    As the widow of a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran of World War II and the Korean War, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I read a Sun article claim Baltimore's observance of National Maritime Day "started seven years ago as a way of honoring merchant...
  • FOIA Council: No on making open records violations a misdemeanor

    Virginia won't be adding criminal penalties to its Freedom of Information Act any time soon. The state's FOIA Council shot that proposal down Wednesday afternoon without even needing to send it to a subcommittee for study. House Bill 2223, from Del....
  • John Kass: After Stephanopoulos, I am boycotting all the talking heads

    Some of you are probably done with ABC News over the George Stephanopoulos embarrassment. Of course, you wouldn't be wrong to boycott ABC News. You might be a fool not to. If you have any pretension to intellectual honesty, you either boycott ABC News...
  • Robert B. Reich: The revolt of small-business Republicans

    Can it be that America's small businesses are finally waking up to the fact that they're being victimized by big businesses? For years, small-business groups such as the National Federation of Independent Businesses have lined up behind big-businesses...
  • Parties pick endorsed candidates for PA Supreme Court

    Parties pick endorsed candidates for PA Supreme Court
    Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans demonstrated Tuesday that party endorsements count as they nominated four party-backed candidates for the state Supreme Court. Democrats nominated both of their endorsees — Philadelphia Judge Kevin...
  • Revised Bill Could Push Casino Decision To 2016

    Revised Bill Could Push Casino Decision To 2016
    HARTFORD — The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a revised bill that would delay the pace of building a new tribal casino and also require a second approval vote that could be pushed into next year. Senate leaders expect the bipartisan...
  • Senate, House OK Education Bills For Undocumented Students

    Senate, House OK Education Bills For Undocumented Students
    HARTFORD — The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow the children of undocumented immigrants to apply for college tuition assistance, even though they lack a Social Security card and other documents required to fill out financial aid...
  • Senate Expected to Vote Wednesday on Casinos

    Senate Expected to Vote Wednesday on Casinos
    The state Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a two-step process that will slow down the pace of building another Indian casino to combat out-of-state competition. Top Senate leaders expect the bipartisan bill to pass in the 36-member chamber, where...
  • Richard Mountjoy, GOP legislator and key Prop. 187 backer, dies at 83

    Richard Mountjoy, GOP legislator and key Prop. 187 backer, dies at 83
    Richard Mountjoy, a retired California legislator who was a steadfast conservative and a key sponsor of Proposition 187, a 1993 measure designed to curb illegal immigration by cutting funds for schooling and medical care for those in the country...
  • The property tax con game in Illinois

    The property tax con game in Illinois
    Politicians who sit in our state Capitol assume that voters are idiots. That's why Republicans and Democrats alike will tell you they're against increasing the property tax and the other party is not. To understand what's going on here, simply...