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  1. Giordano: Charter foes are conspiracy nutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Philly.com

    SAM HINKIE, the Sixers' "Master of Disaster," has led the team on a two-year tanking mission as part of his plan to return the Sixers to prominence at some future date in a galaxy far, far away. He seems to relish their "0-fers," such as their 0-for-17 record to start the season.

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  2. Abraham's campaign message: More than just an ex-D.A.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Philly.com

    En route to Temple University for another mayoral pitch, Lynne M. Abraham gazed up from the passenger-side window to admire the grand brownstones on Green Street in the Spring Garden section. It was a not-too-subtle reminder that Abraham, while best known for her 20 years as Philadelphia's district attorney, has other executive and government experience.

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  3. Gov. Wolf wants to change how drilling operations are taxed.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale impact fee has channeled millions of dollars to areas affected by drilling, money local officials fear might be lost if Gov. Wolf's proposed severance tax on natural-gas production is adopted in Harrisburg. A parade of local officials testified Tuesday about the benefits their mostly rural districts have derived from the current impact fee.

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  4. Gov. Wolf's budget rejects caution for big ideasRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Philly.com

    BY THE TIME Gov. Wolf completed his budget address to the Pennsylvania Legislature yesterday, it was easy to imagine that at least 100 jaws had finished dropping to the ground. One Republican legislator called it "breathtaking," though he didn't mean it as a compliment.

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  5. Marcellus-area officials voice concern about proposed severance taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale impact fee has channeled millions of dollars to areas affected by drilling, money local officials fear might be lost if Gov. Wolf's proposed severance tax on natural-gas production is adopted in Harrisburg. A parade of local officials testified Tuesday about the benefits their mostly rural districts have derived from the current impact fee.

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  6. School officials ecstatic over Wolf budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Philly.com

    Gov. Wolf's proposal Tuesday for a historic increase in state education spending was received like a Christmas bonus in March by school officials in the region, and they said they were especially pleased about what it might mean for property owners -- lower taxes. Some said the governor's proposal to boost state education aid for every district, and by more than $500 million, could spare them painful decisions to increase local taxes to pay for rising worker pensions and other fixed costs.

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  7. Commentary: Gov. Wolf's first budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Philly.com

    What should Pennsylvanians expect from Gov. Wolf when he presents his first budget Tuesday? What does he need to accomplish with this address? Rooney: Gov. Wolf has already done things in very different ways than those who have served before him. That's not to disparage anybody.

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  8. Wintry mix makes region's roadways treacherous; accidents aboundRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | Philly.com

    A wintry mix of precipitation made driving treacherous across much of the region Sunday, causing traffic agencies to reduce the speed limit to 45 mph on multiple highways. State police assigned to the Pennsylvania Turnpike reported numerous accidents by early afternoon.

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  9. Wolf's budget looks to be big, bold - and controversialRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Philly.com

    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 circles in the Capitol that Wolf's spending plan will propose aggressive increases in public education even while facing a $2 billion structural deficit and more than $1 billion in rising costs for pensions, corrections, and health care for the poor.

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  10. Councilman Ed Neilson.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Philly.com

    COUNCILMAN Ed Neilson is no different than the rest of us. He needs to take a load off once in a while.

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  11. A wine and spirits store on Columbus Boulevard.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Philly.com

    REPUBLICANS in Harrisburg are up to their tried-and-true strategy of using denial and delusion and calling it responsible government. Why should we increase taxes, they say, when we can just sell the state's liquor store system and make a billion dollars? Gov. Wolf has a plan more anchored in reality.

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  12. Philly420: Privatizing Pa. liquor shows marijuana hypocrisyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Philly.com

    The Pa. House Republicans last week launched an ironic Twitter hashtag: #freeourboozePA.

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  13. Pa. is in dire need of property-tax reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Philly.com

    Let's suppose that our new state leadership wants to improve the economic development prospects of Pennsylvania so our children can find great jobs nearby. Think grandchildren, too.

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  14. James Kenney builds committee of policy advisorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Philly.com

    Democratic mayoral candidate James Kenney has drawn upon some A-list Philadelphia civic and business leaders to form a committee to help shape his policy proposals. The committee will be chaired by Alba Martinez, a Vanguard executive who previously served as president and chief executive officer of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

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  15. Internet gaming bill introduced in Pa.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Philly.com

    Pa. State Rep. John Payne, the new chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, is taking an activist approach to helping the casino industry stay competitive. One day after scheduling a series of hearings to explore ways to expand gambling and to examine regulations, Payne on Wednesday introduced a bill to legalize Internet gaming.

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  16. Baer: Pa. look in the mirror and you will see IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Philly.com

    Both capitals are in relatively small towns. Springfield is Illinois' sixth-largest city; Harrisburg is Pennsylvania's ninth-largest.

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  17. A tale of two states' budgets: Time to trade places?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Philly.com

    Both capitals are in relatively small towns. Springfield is Illinois' sixth-largest city; Harrisburg is Pennsylvania's ninth-largest.

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  18. Hearings set on Pa. casino rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Philly.com

    The Gaming Oversight Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has scheduled two public hearings on March 18 to consider ways to keep the state's casinos competitive. There will be a 9 a.m. hearing at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino in Chester and a 2 p.m. hearing at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia.

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  19. Wolf slammed for 'self esteem' remarksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Philly.com

    As he begins his tenure facing a $2 billion budget gap, struggling schools, and aging bridges and roads, Gov. Wolf said there's another key area to improve: his state's self-esteem. "I think one of the responsibilities that leadership in Pennsylvania [has] to address head on - not only the structural issues in education, transportation, all those things, but also the psychological issues that keep us, hold us, back," Wolf told other governors during a panel discussion of their states' economic challenges.

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  20. GOP not happy with aggressive WolfRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania state lawmakers are accustomed to all sorts popping unannounced into their Capitol offices, but it was a particularly unusual visitor that surprised Rep. Stephen Bloom. It was one of Tom Wolf's surprise visits with lawmakers that are sowing good will among the Legislature's huge Republican majorities, and the Democrat might need every drop of it after an aggressive and, at times, confrontational first month.

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