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  • Ex-councilman wins crucial primary for Philadelphia mayor

    A veteran Philadelphia councilman who is likely to become the city's next mayor credited a coalition of union members, immigrants, public school parents and others for his easy victory in a crowded Democratic primary. Jim Kenney captured the nomination...
  • 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-...
  • Latest in Pennsylvania primary: Wojcik is appellate nominee

    11:20 p.m. Pittsburgh lawyer Michael Wojcik has won the Democratic nomination for a vacancy on the state Commonwealth Court. He defeated Scranton labor lawyer Todd Eagen in Tuesday's primary. Eagen was endorsed by the state Democratic Party, and is the...
  • James Kenney wins Democratic mayoral primary in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA James F. Kenney, a 23-year veteran of the City Council and true son of South Philadelphia, rolled to an easy victory Tuesday in the Democratic mayoral primary, making him the odds-on favorite to become Philadelphia's next chief executive....
  • Latest on Pennsylvania primary: Dougherty, Olson nominated for Supreme Court

    Latest on Pennsylvania primary:  Dougherty, Olson nominated for Supreme Court
    Philadelphia Judge Kevin Dougherty has secured a Democratic nomination for one of three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Dougherty waged an expensive advertising campaign, financed largely with big contributions from organized labor, to...
  • Tuesday's primary features races for top court, Philly mayor

    Democrats and Republicans will choose their nominees for an unprecedented three open seats on the Pennsylvania's highest court in Tuesday's primary election. Also on the statewide ballot are Democratic contests for one open seat each on the Superior and...
  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: ___ THE POWER OF MARCELLUS: REAL & IMPRESSIVE Impressive as they are, statistics tell only part of the positive economic story of Pennsylvania's...
  • Wolf's budget calls for higher income, sales taxes

    Wolf's budget calls for higher income, sales taxes
    HARRISBURG — The details have been kept under lock and key, but when Gov. Wolf unveils his first budget early this week, all signs point to its being big, bold — and highly controversial. For days now, there has been chatter in political...
  • Gov. taps new OIG, elections chief, hires House member

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a number of significant appointments Friday afternoon, naming a new elections commissioner, a new port authority member, four new members on the board of corrections, making the acting inspector general permanent and re-...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Vouchers Debate Begins Anew This Week.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Hope you're enjoying the long bank holiday weekend. State offices are closed for the Spanish Imperialist Smallpox Infested Blanket ... erm, sorry ... Columbus Day holiday, so the posting schedule today might be a...
  • Corbett School Reform Plan Calls For Vouchers, Charter School Fixes.

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett introduced his long-awaited school reform plan today, calling for vouchers for students in the state’s worst-performing schools, tougher evaluation standards for public school teachers and changes in the way the Pennsylvania...