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A draft proposal to split Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspections in two already has officials split on the idea - and whether the draft should be made public.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane must decide whether to make public e-mails of current and former state employees - some sent over state-owned computers and accounts - that purportedly contain pornographic images, jokes, cartoons, and other private messages.
Judge rules the state Attorney General can release emails from when Corbett held that office.
SRC ballot question a bust for the Nov. general election.
You know that non-binding ballot referendum City Council approved Thursday to ask voters if the School Reform Commission should be abolished?
HARRISBURG - A second top aide to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is leaving. Linda Dale Hoffa, senior executive deputy attorney general, told Kane this week that after two years in Harrisburg, she has decided to return to Philadelphia to be with her family. Her last day is Sept. 30.
PhillyClout: A big batch of porny emails may be the very last thing Gov. Corbett, trailing badly in the polls to Democrat Tom Wolf, needs to hear about right now.
Pretty soon it adds up to a fight between Gov. Corbett and Tom Wolf.
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Thursday unleashed harsh criticism of the legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures, framing the probe as a "partisan pursuit" prolonged by Democrats desperate for media attention.
GLOUCESTER COUNTY Menendez proposes rail-safety bill Weeks after he stood near the Mantua Creek, where a train derailed in Paulsboro nearly two years ago, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez on Thursday introduced a bill intended to make the delivery of hazardous materials by rail safer.
Claiming that the company managing Camden County College's facilities maintenance and custodial care has failed to do its job, representatives from the faculty and staff union asked the county freeholders Thursday to rehire employees who were laid off.
Lynne M. Abraham, the feisty former judge and Philadelphia district attorney who reigned over the city's criminal justice system for nearly two decades, says she will make a run for mayor.
City Council today approved in a 15-1 vote a measure to place on the ballot a non-binding referendum asking voters if they want to abolish the School Reform Commission. The question now: Will Mayor Nutter sign the legislation into law, allowing the measure to appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot?
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas will send voters living overseas a ballot for the November election with no Democratic candidate for a U.S. Senate race that has unexpectedly become one of the most hotly-contested in the nation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Heading into President Barack Obama's final midterm election in the White House, Democrats on Friday sought to energize female voters, pointing to women as key to the party's future.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas elections official reverses course, ballots will go out without Democrat in Senate race.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a political rule of thumb that the public often rallies behind the president when the country faces peril from abroad. Sometimes, that can help candidates from his party in the next election.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor has fired a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from plans by other Democrats.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Six years ago, little-known North Carolina state legislator Kay Hagan upset Sen. Elizabeth Dole after Hagan and her Democratic allies drilled in voters' minds the idea that Dole was too closely aligned to an unpopular president.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A defeated Senate candidate in Mississippi is arguing that a state court judge was wrong to dismiss his lawsuit that sought to overturn his Republican primary loss to incumbent Thad Cochran.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that could hinder three-term Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election in November and hurt Republicans hoping to win a Senate majority.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Supreme Court orders state to remove Democrat's name from ballot in Senate race.
WASHINGTON (AP) - When a handful of Republican Senate candidates called for oral contraceptives to be sold without a prescription, Democrats cried foul.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women's economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond, pointing to an issue that could animate a future presidential campaign.
Possession of a couple of joints of pot is closer to being legally inconsequential in Philadelphia. City voters will get to voice an opinion on state control of the city schools. And a city councilman cast a potentially career-altering vote on principle.