local-government

Philly DA Krasner vows to arrest federal law enforcement if they break the law in Philadelphia

BY: - July 21, 2020

Krasner’s comments come after President Donald Trump mentioned Philadelphia and five other cities as destinations for an ad hoc federal police force.

What would a fair service for state police services look like? | The Numbers Racket

BY: - February 6, 2020

At Tuesday’s budget address, and for the third time during his administration, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a fair-service fee for local governments who are covered by the Pennsylvania State Police. 

Gun owners don’t need to break local firearm laws to bring a legal challenge, Commonwealth Court rules

BY: - September 13, 2019

A ruling issued by a state appeals court Thursday will allow gun owners to challenge locally passed firearms laws, regardless of whether they have been prosecuted for violating the ordinances.  In a 7-0 decision, Commonwealth Court ruled that the pro-gun group Firearms Owners Against Crime and three of its members may challenge the constitutionality of […]

Pennsylvania’s small cities are strapped for cash. Can lawmakers help them make ends meet?

BY: - July 12, 2019

Officials representing Pennsylvania's small cities say they need increased taxing authority to help make ends meet.