Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Politics

Alan Greenberger will end his seven-year run as deputy mayor for economic development and commerce at the end of the year.
The city utility has contracted $800K on rebranding and another $1.2M revamping its interpretive center.
HARRISBURG - If Gov. Wolf continues to insist on raising taxes as part of any state budget deal, "we're going to be here for a while," a top Republican warned Tuesday.
Gov. Wolf on Tuesday appointed 48 members of the Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce, which will recommend policies, guidelines and best practices to influence the build-out of pipeline infrastructure across the state. Its report is due in February.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The latest news from discussions between Gov. Tom Wolf and top Pennsylvania lawmakers about a week-old budget impasse (all times local):
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation increasing a tax credit for lower-income residents in New Jersey.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Friday deadline looms for Gov. Tom Wolf, who has until then to sign a Republican-crafted pension overhaul bill or let it become law without his signature.
Gov. Christie signed legislation Monday allowing Cooper University Hospital to take control of emergency medical services in Camden, a bill that drew criticism from the city's longtime paramedic-services provider.
WASHINGTON - Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski suspended his campaign for the Senate on Monday, four days after FBI agents executed search warrants at Allentown City Hall.
TRENTON - Gov. Christie signed legislation Monday that would provide new protections against any proposed commercial development at Liberty State Park but does not meet the expectations of park advocates, who still fear the site is "very vulnerable."
DENVER (AP) - Presidential candidates are talking about marijuana in ways unimaginable not long ago.
HARRISBURG - Negotiations resumed Monday between the Wolf administration and the Republican-controlled legislature as they continue to grapple toward a compromise on a new state budget.
Hillary Clinton roped off reporters covering her during a parade in New Hampshire. What's that saying about people having enough rope?
Earlier this year, when Democratic Pennsylvania Senate candidate Joe Sestak began a 422-mile walk across the Keystone State, we all knew it was a matter of time before someone got hurt.
Having led the peripatetic life of a college basketball coach's wife, Karen Stokes knows a little about transition.
Jim Kenney and Melissa Murray Bailey respond to The Next Mayor's 'Street Level' project, where community leaders ask about local problems.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Human breast milk is a hot commodity that is emerging as a surprisingly cutthroat industry.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to give CNN her first one-on-one national television interview since launching her 2016 presidential campaign.
By Maane Khatchatourian LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - ESPN is moving next week's ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club following owner...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections.
MAPLE SHADE, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential run is adding a new dimension to his already complicated relationship with Democrats in his home state.
It’s a political-science term — and as Gov. Wolf and GOP leaders work on ending a budget impasse, all should work on ways to reduce it.
WASHINGTON - The meeting lasted about 160 seconds. With just a few words, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), declared that there would be no vote that day on Luis Felipe Restrepo, a federal judge in Philadelphia who has been waiting more than seven months to be confirmed to fill an emergency vacancy on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf and the Republican-controlled legislature filed out of the Capitol last week without a deal on the budget - and without an end in sight to their impasse.
The commissioner of the city Department of Licenses and Inspections intervened in the demolition of a Point Breeze building in 2014, allowing the structure to come down without required permits.
NEW YORK (AP) - A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices.
Philadelphia lost many remarkable and memorable people in 2013, including powerhouse politicians, popular entertainers, an influential doctor, and two who tickled locals' tastebuds. Here's a look back at some of them, in no particular order.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania government's first full week without a state budget began quietly Monday, with no crush of activity in the Capitol aimed at ending the partisan stalemate and no results from a meeting between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and two top Republican lawmakers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts.