State Rep. complains mayor never talks to her

Attention Mayor Nutter: State Rep. Rosita Youngblood would appreciate a phone call.

At a hearing today in Philadelphia, Youngblood unleashed an angry tirade on members of the Nutter administration, complaining that the mayor never talks to her on casino issues, even though she is the Democratic chairwoman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee.

"The mayor doesn't talk to me for gaming oversight," Youngblood said. "Stop telling us who the mayor talks to because he doesn't talk to us in Harrisburg!"

Finance Director Rob Dubow said the administration has been in Harrisburg regularly since the mayor took office and has made a lot of briefings to the Philadelphia delegation.