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City Hall insiders: Don’t bet on Jim Kenney running for governor

The news that Kenney is considering a 2022 campaign for governor took City Hall by surprise — and prompted a good deal of skepticism that he’ll follow through.

Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon faces a leadership fight as he battles indictment

Council members Cherelle Parker and Curtis Jones Jr. are trying to win the support of colleagues in the majority leader race.

Philadelphia City Council is about to see some big changes

Philadelphia City Council is in store for significant changes when the new term starts in January, thanks to the arrival of Working Families Party insurgent winner Kendra Brooks and three other new members. Here's what to expect.

How Kendra Brooks and the Working Families Party beat the odds to win in Philadelphia

The winning City Council campaign by Kendra Brooks and the Working Families Party marked a new level of ambition and coordination for Philadelphia's progressive movement — and the clearest demonstration yet of its power in city politics.

Kendra Brooks wins at-large Council seat in historic win for Philly progressives

“For the first time in seven decades, we broke the GOP. … We beat the Democratic establishment,” Brooks said.

Philadelphia’s 2023 race for mayor is officially underway. 7 people who could be next.

Mayor Jim Kenney could upend political calculations and timetables if he runs for governor in 2022.

Philadelphia City Council could see a seismic shift in the 2019 election. Here’s what you need to know.

Almost all important elections in Philadelphia are effectively settled in the Democratic primary, given the city’s overwhelmingly Democratic tilt. But on Tuesday, there are two competitive City Council races on the ballot that could have a big impact on Philly policy and policy for years to come.

Philly’s Democratic City Committee mulling expulsions for party officials who bucked bylaws | Clout

The bylaws say party officials can be tossed from their posts if they back non-Democrats in a general election. Several party members, including Councilwoman Helen Gym, are doing just that.

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney is considering a 2022 run for governor, sources say

The revelation comes just days before Kenney is widely expected to coast to a second term as mayor in the general election against Republican Billy Ciancaglini.

Philadelphia is ‘the most infested bedbug city’ in America. A new bill won’t fix the problem, critics say

A City Council committee approved a landlord-friendly amendment to a bill aimed at combating Philadelphia’s plague of bedbug infestations that critics say undermines the purpose of the legislation by requiring tenants to pay for half the cost of exterminations.