A strong field of Pennsylvania Democrats has emerged as potential candidates to take on incumbent Republican governor Tom Corbett next year, but if former State Auditor General Jack Wagner were to jum... More »
One of the oddest things that's emerged from the Philadelphia school funding package worked out in Harrisburg in June is that it locks in a significantly higher sales tax in Philadelphia than the... More »
It's gotten crazy.
Year after year, the Philadelphia school system approaches the abyss and appeals to everyone for help. And city taxpayers, seeing no one else coming, step in to save the day.
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When the feds nailed Vince Fumo in a massive corruption case, they asked the judge to give him 15 years. The former state senator reports to a halfway house in Philadelphia Tuesday, less than four yea... More »
Dave Davies has covered local politics and government in Philadelphia for more than 25 years. He loves the speed, reach and versatility of the net but believes journalists should still check their facts, give folks in the hot seat their say, and think before they hit Send. He’ll write about local and national topics. Dave is currently senior reporter for WHYY, and a contributor and fill-in host for Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He was reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News for 19 years, and before that was city hall bureau chief for KYW News Radio and city hall correspondent for WHYY. He’s a Texas native who’s spent his working life in Philadelphia. Before getting into journalism, he worked as a teacher, cab driver and welder.