Special to the Capital-Star

Special to the Capital-Star

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Philly Councilmember Johnson floats property tax relief plan

By: - May 31, 2022

If approved, the average homeowner would see their savings double from the current $629 to $1,260 under Johnson's plan.

Joint audit of Pittsburgh Police finds racial disparities in marijuana charges

By: - May 31, 2022

It recommends screening officers for affiliations with hate groups.

There are Pride celebrations all over Philly this June

By: - May 31, 2022

It seems like there are more ways in 2022 to celebrate and uplift the legacy of Pride than before.

Man with a ban: How Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto tally is defining his legacy | Analysis

By: - May 30, 2022

Except for a flurry of COVID-related vetoes in 2020, Wolf’s use of veto power has been remarkably consistent.

State courts could overturn abortion bans in red states | Analysis

By: - May 29, 2022

'We’re going to see a lot of lawsuits with outcomes that will surprise everyone,' Drexel Univ. law professor David Cohen said.

In Penntown, a mostly Black neighborhood in North Philadelphia, newer million-dollars townhomes have raised the value of homes across the street, in some cases doubling their tax bills (Philadelphia Tribune photo).

Philly’s reassessment hurting African Americans, seniors on fixed incomes

By: - May 28, 2022

By Stephen Williams PHILADELPHIA — Rosalee Cooper, president of the Ridge Allegheny Hunting Park Association, says many of her neighbors are worried and confused about the city’s reassessment of their homes. When she checked on the city’s website, the value of her home was $127,000, about double from last year, when it was $64,000. “That […]

Democrat Miller claims victory in close Lehigh Valley Senate race; Zrinski not ready to concede

By: - May 27, 2022

At a 42-vote margin, Tara Zrinski says she's meeting with lawyers and 'weighing options' that could include a recount.

In Pgh., elected officials, environmental groups call for updates to Pa.’s recycling laws

By: - May 27, 2022

'We know that Pa. has fallen behind on being the leader in waste recycling and reduction,' an advocate said.


Philly city officials, Philly Housing Authority collaborate for violence prevention

By: - May 26, 2022

"Our objective is to provide ... social services support and resources,' PHA President and CEO Kelvin Jeremiah said.

Rural Pa. training program helps fill dire volunteer firefighter, EMS shortage

By: - May 25, 2022

Officials are sounding the alarm. One educator is looking to the next generation to put out the blaze.

Iowa fast-food worker’s wage lawsuit survives in U.S. Supreme Court

By: - May 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court has handed a small, but potentially significant, victory to a fast-food worker from Iowa and, perhaps. beyond.

Flush with cash, Pa. could see its surplus go down the drain | Analysis

By: - May 24, 2022

As budget season approaches, financial experts say COVID relief funds should be reserved for one-time uses.