Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tuesday's DN: Conservative writer tries to justify Voter ID law

Pressed by former Gov. Ed Rendell in a discussion Monday, conservative columnist John Fund -- author of a new book the claims widespread voter fraud -- tried to offer evidence on what he sees as a problem. Among his five claims: Republicans used to steal votes in Philly when they could and former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter told him voter fraud still goes on here.

Tuesday's DN: Conservative writer tries to justify Voter ID law

Pressed by former Gov. Ed Rendell in a discussion Monday, conservative columnist John Fund -- author of a new book the claims widespread voter fraud -- tried to offer evidence on what he sees as a problem.  Among his five claims: Republicans used to steal votes in Philly when they could and former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter told him voter fraud still goes on here.

There is a push on for colleges in Pennsylvania to issue new identification cards that will allow students to vote in the Nov. 6 general election and be compliant with the Voter ID law.

It's Our Money takes a look at the impact of prison costs on the city's budget.  To cope, the city is looking at new ways to deal with inmates.

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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