Rep. Leslie Acosta of the 197th District is rebuffing calls from two of her party's highest-ranking elected officials to resign, in the wake of an Inquirer report that she quietly plead guilty to a federal felony charge last winter.Congressman Bob Brady, head of the Democratic City Committee, and Governor Tom Wolf issued statements publicly calling on Acosta to resign this week, but this afternoon she said she plans to press on with her reelection campaign. Continue reading
Earlier this week, Dave Davies broke the news that Jim Moylan, chair the powerful Zoning Board of Adjustment, had announced his resignation.This followed on the news, initially reported in the Inquirer, that Moylan--who is Johnny Doc's chiropractor--was being investigated by the FBI as part of their probe of Doc and IBEW Local 98. Continue reading
WHYY's Tom MacDonald confirms that the Keystone Opportunity Zone bill we wrote about is indeed on a fast-track in City Council, and the need for speed is stemming from a state deadline. Continue reading
A new bill designating over 500 parcels as Keystone Opportunity Zones (KOZ) is moving quickly through City Council this week. Continue reading
3rd District Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell introduced a bill in City Council on Friday that would double mandatory minimum parking requirements for apartment buildings--a regressive policy change that would hike rents on low-income and middle-class renters across the city. Continue reading
Ordinarily the results of a totally unscientific online poll wouldn't be that interesting, but the PoliticsPA Reader Survey on next year's Philadelphia District Attorney primary were fascinating for a few reasons. Continue reading
Last Thursday, Latinos for Trump co-founder Marco Gutierrez delighted the Internet when he warned darkly that if Donald Trump loses the election, there'll be a taco truck on every corner."My culture is a very dominant culture,” Gutierrez told MSNBC, "It is imposing and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner.”Those of us with human taste buds thought that sounded downright utopian, and by mid-morning Friday, social media was abuzz with memes cheering on the ubiquitous taco trucks that would proliferate under a hypothetical Clinton administration. Continue reading
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