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Wednesday -- Specter Switch Is a Gamer Changer

Lots of stories today on Sen. Arlen Specter's plans to switch to the Democratic party. Will Bunch says the move is all about survival. John Baer says it's all over for any Democrats considering running in 2010. And the DN editorial board questions: does Specter now automatically get the Democratic nomination?

Wednesday -- Specter Switch Is a Gamer Changer

Lots of stories today on Sen. Arlen Specter's plans to switch to the Democratic party. Will Bunch says the move is all about survival. John Baer says it's all over for any Democrats considering running in 2010. And the DN editorial board questions: does Specter now automatically get the Democratic nomination?

Will the city switch to "actual value" property tax assesments in 2010?

City Council suggests their own plan to close the budget gap, through a five-year increase of the sales tax.

Mayor Nutter announces his sustainability plan -- which focuses on job creation -- today.

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