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With redistricting reform in park, advocacy group releases poll showing public support for change

BY: - October 9, 2019

Two-thirds of registered voters (67 percent) back the creation of an independent commission to draw legislative district lines.

New House oversight panel’s first report will tackle lobbying reform, chairman says 

BY: - October 9, 2019

The report will provide a before and after look at a 2017 rewrite of how much hired guns must reveal about their Capitol doings.

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Battleground Bad News: Majority of Pa. voters say impeachment inquiry is justified | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 9, 2019

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. President Donald Trump’s headaches in a must-win state multiplied Tuesday, with a new poll showing that a majority of the state’s registered voters believe a rapidly expanding impeachment inquiry spearheaded by Democrats on Capitol Hill has merit. Fifty-one percent of the 650 registered voters who responded to the poll by FOX-43 TV in […]

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Why Democats need to tap the brakes on impeachment | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - October 9, 2019

Voters need a chance to renounce Trumpism in 2020. They can't do that if Trump is impeached and removed from office by the Senate.

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More mental health care won’t stop the gun epidemic, new study suggests | Analysis

BY: - October 9, 2019

A new study suggests there may be better ways to prevent shooting deaths than by pouring resources and energy into mental health treatment

Philly’s Ethel Allen School revises blueprint with new initiatives

BY: - October 9, 2019

Vice Principal Kareem Edwards says that the school is also trying to expand the dialogue between the school and the community.

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This isn’t hard: LGBTQ Pennsylvanians deserve protections under the law

BY: - October 8, 2019

Pass the protections. Put Pennsylvania in the vanguard where it belongs.

Wolf calls for non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians as U.S. Supreme Court considers the issue

BY: - October 8, 2019

“For too long to our collective detriment, we kept some of our best, most talented individuals out of the workforce because of nationality, religion, race or gender," the Democrat said in a statement Tuesday.

‘Senate Republicans have a big decision’ to make on impeachment: Five takeaways from our conversation with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey

BY: - October 8, 2019

It’s pretty clear that official Washington is talking about just three things these days: impeachment, impeachment, and more impeachment. But while that happens, some pretty big issues are being left to wither on the vine, as Congress grinds ahead with its investigation of President Donald Trump’s apparent attempt to pressure a foreign leader to investigate […]

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Casey: That ‘Goddamn’ GOP lawsuit is ‘ripping away’ at Obamacare | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 8, 2019

In case you were wondering, 'Woke' Bob Casey is still a thing

Builders back changes to 10-year tax break as Philly City Council mulls next steps

BY: - October 8, 2019

Without an abatement to blunt sky-high high building costs, the city’s building boom would bust, an advocate for the building industry says

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How a 1905 debate about ‘tainted’ Rockefeller money is a reminder of ethical dilemmas today | Opinion

BY: - October 8, 2019

Then as now, the key issue was whether groups concerned with the public good could justifiably take money from people of questionable morals.