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Chamber of Commerce maps plan to guide city growth
The day after a City Council contingent presented plans for an ambitious data-driven program to guide city spending, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce announced its own ambitious data-driven program to guide economic growth to pay for that spending.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Ad Watch: Claims in Pennsylvania governor's race
A look at key claims being made in TV ads that are being aired in Pennsylvania's campaign for governor ahead of the Nov. 4 election.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Governor's Race: Campaign Ads Heating Up
Attack ads in the governor's race are already well underway. Ads launched in early July, and have grown more negative as the weeks passed.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
New Jersey Herald
Candidates rush to respond to flurry of attack ads
A flurry of new TV ads has debuted in Pennsylvania's campaign for governor, sending candidates scrambling to counter the attacks as the spending and rhetoric ratchet up.
Budget Season: It's Over, But Nota
The General Appropriations bill was passed on time, with the fiscal code bill quickly following in early July.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Big difference between Wolf, Rendell
Recently, a letter was published criticizing Tom Wolf after he visited Chambersburg to meet with small business owners.
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KERRY VISITS SCRANTON Presidential candidate John Kerry gives his speech at Courthouse Square on Friday.
Some audits bring policy, legal changes Some audits bring change in law, policy
The release of a major audit concerning state regulation of the impact of Marcellus Shale drilling on water quality is the latest round in a debate now stretching back a half dozen years.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
The Miami Herald
Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would make a centerpiece of his first budget proposal an increase in income taxes on Pennsylvania's higher-earners to help expand the state's share of public education funding in exchange for a dollar-for-dollar reduction in local property taxes levied by school boards.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Ad check: Corbett attacks Wolf on taxes
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's current re-election campaign ad attacks Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf on taxes.
Unhinged Chris Matthews Fumes Over Ted Cruz's 'McCarthyism'
In his never-ending obsession with Ted Cruz, Hardball 's Chris Matthews devoted the start and close of his program to rants against the supposed "McCarthyism" of the Texas Senator.
The Citizens' Voice
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Gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf visited Mountain Productions during a campaign stop in the city Thursday, touting the company's business approach and his plan to create manufacturing jobs.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Ed Rendell: To the 'American People,' Ted Cruz 'Looks Like a Jerk'
During a "Hardball" segment on MSNBC comparing former Sen. Joseph McCarthy to Sen. Ted Cruz , former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said the freshman senator "looks like a jerk."
Reforming Pa. public school funding a herculeana task for new commission, members say
The Basic Education Funding Commission members met on Thursday for its organizational meeting and reminded its 15 members of their charge: develop a fair distribution formula for the basic education dollars that flow to the state's 500 school districts and charter schools.
Philadelphia Public Record
Pols on the Street: Stack's Backyard Supporters?
WITH HOST Democratic Party Chairman and Congressman Bob Brady were Jim Jenkins; Tracey Roman, Esq.; State Rep. Mark Cohen; Brady; Ward Leader Carol Jenkins; and Ducky Birts, CEO of Birts Foundation, all enjoying Brady Bunch beach party in N. Wildwood.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Corbett's counterproductive pension proposal
House Republican leaders Sam Smith and Mike Turzai boast that Republican pension legislation would provide budgetary relief to school districts.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Former Mayor's Name Lingers All Over Boston
It's hard to deny that Thomas M. Menino, a larger-than-life figure in Boston politics who served as mayor for 20 years, left his stamp on the city.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Waiting in the (West) Wing
Vice-President Joe Biden, a man who has already run for the presidency twice, may have one more campaign left in him.
Exclusive: Ed Rendell talks taxes, Wolf and DeSean Jackson
Ed Rendell has had a long career, and I have had a relatively short career. So, from who better to get the lay of the land on some local issues that ultimately affect the industries I cover - hospitality, tourism and restaurants - than the former Pennsylvania governor? In this Q&A, Rendell shares his thoughts on raising taxes, Philadelphia's two ... (more)
Budget supports create uncertainty
The ink is barely dry on the new $29 billion state budget, but spending cuts or freezes to keep it balanced loom.