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  1. Republican Martina White, 26, won a surprising victory in a March 24...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Philly.com

    It was near midnight Tuesday, the election results clear and surprising, when her former college professor sent her a text message: Congratulations Representative White. At 26, an age when many are still living at home with their parents, trying to sort out jobs and careers, Martina White knows exactly where she's headed - to Harrisburg, and a seat in the state House of Representatives. 2 comments

  2. GOP takes Boyle's seat in Dem districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Philly.com

    For 13 hours yesterday, labor unions accustomed to working shoulder-to-shoulder found themselves eye-to-eye on the battlefield, getting out the vote for two political novices in a low-profile special election on the fringe of the city. Organized labor split apart and provided troops to both candidates.

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  3. Officials probe racist letter to State Police nomineeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Philly.com

    Central Pennsylvania prosecutors are investigating a hand-written, anonymous letter with racially offensive language delivered to the home of Gov. Wolf's embattled choice to lead the Pennsylvania State Police. The letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Inquirer, was placed Monday evening in the mailbox of Acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown, the State Police confirmed.

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  4. NE Philly special election is todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Philly.com

    Voters in the 170th state House District, which covers the Bustleton-Somerton-Parkwood area, will go to the polls today to elect a replacement for former Democratic state Rep. Brendan Boyle, who was elected to Congress last year. They'll decide between Democrat Sarah Del Ricci and Republican Martina White, which means that, either way, a woman will represent the former Republican stronghold for the first time.

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  5. Troopers' union asks Wolf to withdraw pick for state policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Philly.com

    The union representing state troopers is asking Gov. Wolf to withdraw his nomination to head the the Pennsylvania State Police. The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association has until now remained neutral on Wolf's embattled pick to run the agency.

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  6. Diaz's proposals have no chance with state legislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Philly.com

    Tom Ferrick writes columns for The Next Mayor, a collaborative project hosted by Philly.com and made possible by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation. It's early in the campaign for mayor, but I can already announce the winner of the coveted E-ZPass Award given the candidate who will spend the most time traveling to Harrisburg to change state law as it relates to Philadelphia.

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  7. Marcus Brown.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Philly.com

    Acting State Police Chief Marcus Brown was captured on video removing signs that criticized him from the side of a public roadway. Brown has faced scrutiny in recent weeks for choosing to wear the Pennsylvania State Police uniform despite not having attended the state's Police Academy.

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  8. State Police Chief steps into another controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Philly.com

    Acting State Police Chief Marcus Brown was allegedly captured on tape removing signs that were critical of him from the side of a public roadway, according to law enforcement officials. Brown has faced scrutiny in recent weeks for choosing to wear the Pennsylvania State Police uniform despite not having attended the state's Police Academy.

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  9. Sunshine creeps into dark corners of HarrisburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Philly.com

    National Sunshine Week did not exist in the 1700s, but the Founding Fathers knew all too well the frustrations of accessing public records and even wrote about it right here in Philadelphia. In their fourth of 27 enumerated grievances against the king, the Declaration of Independence lamented that his majesty would call together public bodies at unusual and uncomfortable places "distant from the depository of their public records for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures."

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  10. Mayoral candidate Anthony Hardy Williams in bed - literally - with fracking lobbyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Philly.com

    Mayoral candidate and state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams' campaign website contains a fairly detailed "Issues" section, with one exception - it lacks any stance on environmental issues. His wife, Shari Williams, however, has quite a robust stance when it comes to Mother Nature, but one that isn't likely to please many environmentalists.

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  11. That Ol' Harrisburg d j vuRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | Philly.com

    THE LATEST arrests of three state lawmakers on corruption charges may bring familiar feelings of disgusted deja vu to state and city residents. The three - state Reps.

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  12. Wolf's gas tax might generate less money than claimedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Philly.com

    The federal government this week projected that natural-gas prices would average about 30 percent less in 2015 than last year. That's great news for consumers, but it presents a challenge for Pennsylvania's new governor.

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  13. Gov. Wolf's gas tax may generate less money than claimedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Philly.com

    The federal government this week projected that natural gas prices would average about 30 percent less in 2015 than last year. That's great news for consumers, but it presents a challenge for Pennsylvania's new governor.

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  14. Montco's Fermin allowed to file faulty submissionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Philly.com

    NORRISTOWN Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman encountered a problem in filing all the signatures she gathered to run for Common Pleas Court judge. It's not that the Republican candidate failed to file enough signatures to get on both sides of the ballot.

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  15. Williams likens himself to 'Rambo,' says Kane 'drew first blood'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Philly.com

    IT'S FAIR TO ASSUME that yesterday state Attorney General Kathleen Kane had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Again.

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  16. 3 more Philly pols charged in revived sting probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Philly.com

    One former and two current members of Philadelphia's delegation to the state House were charged Tuesday with corruption in the latest cases to emerge from District Attorney Seth Williams' adoption of a sting investigation abandoned by Pennsylvania's attorney general. Williams announced Tuesday morning that a grand jury had brought charges against State Reps.

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  17. 3 Philly Dems to be charged in stingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | Philly.com

    Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams is expected to announce three more arrests Tuesday in the corruption case that Pennsylvania's attorney general said was "not prosecutable." A grand jury has recommended charges against State Reps. 3 comments

  18. R. Dunham named head of Death Penalty Information CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | Philly.com

    Attorney Robert Dunham, a longtime leader in the fight against the death penalty in Pennsylvania, has been named the executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington. For the past 20 years, he has served as an appellate litigator in capital cases in Pennsylvania, most recently as an assistant federal defender in Harrisburg.

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  19. Tackling organized labor's challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | Philly.com

    Lots of labor news in the last three weeks - and in some ways, the 21,000-member union local led by Wendell Young 4th has been at the heart of all of it. On Feb. 19, for example, Walmart announced it would raise minimum wages for its workers to $9 an hour starting in April.

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  20. $3 billion budget gap ball bounces into GOP lawmakers' courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 8 | Philly.com

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has sent his first budget proposal to the Legislature, and it has been roundly panned by Republicans who control both chambers. But, as the majority in the Legislature, Republicans will be under the gun to produce a balanced budget proposal.

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