Larry Farnese is almost

» READ MORE: $500,000 in the hole

after winning the primary race to succeed state Sen. Vince Fumo.

A new study shows that recidivism may

» READ MORE: not be to blame

for the city's overcrowded prisons. And the prisons commissioner puts out a

» READ MORE: new plan

for improving Philly's prisons.

The interim school district chief is

» READ MORE: resigning

.

Ronnie Polaneczky asks why state legislators

» READ MORE: won't pass

a bill designed to protect child sex-abuse victims.

Up today: Mayor Nutter's first budget is expected to get final passage in today's City Council session.