Newly elected Mont. Co. Commissioner Makhija celebrates series of firsts for role
At 37, Makhija is the youngest person elected to the seat, which oversees 3,000 employees including elections, courts, a district attorney’s office, public health departments, and public infrastructure.
Three suburban Philly townships enact LGBTQ-inclusive anti-bias ordinances
While communities move on their own, Pennsylvania still doesn't have a statewide anti-bias ban for its LGBTQ citizens, advocates pointed out.
COVID-19 in Philly: City and suburban leaders call for ‘load balancing’ procedures for hospitals
Philadelphia and suburban counties leaders are calling on on Gov. Tom Wolf to implement “load balancing” before an expected COVID-19 hospitalization surge.
Public defenders should not get fired for doing their jobs | Opinion
On February 26, 2020, Montgomery County Chief Public Defender Dean Beer and Deputy Chief Public Defender Keisha Hudson were unceremoniously and unexpectedly fired. Their termination came on the heels of the two attorneys filing an amicus brief that decried the local practice of setting bail without considering defendants’ ability to pay for their release and without their attorneys present. The brief was mysteriously retracted eight days later.