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Philadelphia Politics

Philly DA Larry Krasner enters election homestretch while gun violence surges

Krasner’s reelection campaign against primary challenger Carlos Vega is a key test for the reform movement that helped make him one of the most liberal big-city prosecutors in the country.

Philly Councilmember Allan Domb wants to cut Philly’s taxes. His colleagues might not agree.

Councilmember Allan Domb introduced three bills Thursday to overhaul the city’s business tax code, a week before Mayor Jim Kenney is set to propose a budget for the next fiscal year.

Philly Councilmember Allan Domb wants to cut Philly’s taxes. His colleagues might not agree.

Councilmember Allan Domb introduced three bills Thursday to overhaul the city’s business tax code, a week before Mayor Jim Kenney is set to propose a budget for the next fiscal year.

Matt Gaetz money gets messy and Brian Fitzpatrick wants nothing to do with it

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a big fan of Donald Trump, gave $2,000 last year to U.S. Rep Brian Fitzpatrick. (R-PA) Now Gaetz is under federal investigation and Fitzpatrick is giving away his money.

Matt Gaetz money gets messy and Brian Fitzpatrick wants nothing to do with it

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a big fan of Donald Trump, gave $2,000 last year to U.S. Rep Brian Fitzpatrick. (R-PA) Now Gaetz is under federal investigation and Fitzpatrick is giving away his money.

Pennsylvania Hospital emergency medicine chief jumps into Pa. Senate race

Kevin Baumlin, chair of the hospital's emergency department since 2016, said people were dying "because of disinformation, and lack of the ability of our leaders to put people first."

Pennsylvania Hospital emergency medicine chief jumps into Pa. Senate race

Kevin Baumlin, chair of the hospital's emergency department since 2016, said people were dying "because of disinformation, and lack of the ability of our leaders to put people first."
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Have you experienced extremism in your community, or seen family or friends divided by conspiracy theories? Tell us about it and a reporter may reach out to you.

Philly Councilman Mark Squilla and Italian American groups sued Mayor Kenney for renaming Columbus Day

Dozens of cities across the country have changed the holiday’s official name to Indigenous Peoples’ Day, citing Columbus’ racist views and the genocide against Native Americans.

City and Philly Fighting COVID coordinated for months before scandal that was blamed on ‘acting in a hurry,’ emails show

More than 200 emails obtained by the Inquirer show the health department planned closely with Philly Fighting COVID, and include red flags about the city’s partnership with the organization.

Philly’s Democratic Party rebuffs DA Larry Krasner’s bid for an endorsement

Ward leaders voted to instead opt for an “open primary” with Krasner and Democratic challenger Carlos Vega. Incumbents almost always get the party nod.

Pennsylvania and N.J. are hoping for billions from Biden for roads, bridges, new transit lines

SEPTA needs federal money to advance its $2 billion extension of rail service to fast-growing King of Prussia and a $1.8 billion modernization of Philadelphia’s trolleys.

The Braddock man John Fetterman confronted with a shotgun in 2013 says that should not stymie his Senate bid

In letters from prison, Christopher Miyares says John Fetterman "lied about everything" regarding their 2013 confrontation in Braddock. Still, Miyares wrote, “I hope he gets to be a Senator.”

Biden unveils his multitrillion-dollar infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh: ‘We can get it done’

Biden argued that the proposal is a once-in-a-generation investment to vault the economy toward a cleaner, more equitable future.

Braddock’s mayor picks Malcolm Kenyatta over her predecessor, John Fetterman, in Pa. Senate race

The endorsement could be seen as a knock on a key part of Fetterman’s narrative: his close ties and support for the town he served as mayor for 14 years and where he and his family still live.

Philly gun arrests are on a record pace, but convictions drop under DA Krasner

Police are on pace to make 3,000 arrests this year for carrying a gun illegally, a record, but the people charged are less likely to be convicted.

Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate race: Who’s in, who’s out and what comes next

Despite early moves by John Fetterman, Malcolm Kenyatta and Val Arkoosh, it could be months before the Senate race solidifies as Democrats eye decisions by key members of congress.

Philly DA Larry Krasner casts Carlos Vega as part of Team Trump

Vega is endorsed by the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, and Krasner keeps bringing up the national union’s endorsement of Trump.

Philly launches $1.5M initiative to restore pandemic-wracked businesses and cultural vitality

“Ready. Set. Philly!” aims to attract workers, shoppers and tourists back to the city’s central business districts. Center City has more open office space than at anytime in the last 16 years.

Pa. had more poll worker volunteers than it could handle last year. Where’d they go?

Just a few months ago, huge numbers of people signed up, overwhelming county elections officials. Not anymore.

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