Politics

  • January 25, 2015

    Johnson launches reelection bid for Philly's second district [photos]

    All 17 seats on the Philadelphia City Council are up for re-election this year and the race for the 2nd district is already quite contentious.
  • January 24, 2015

    Democrats schedule nominating convention for July

    The Democrats still don't have a city for their 2016 presidential nominating convention, but they now have dates.
  • January 23, 2015

    Fearing lawsuit, Yardley Borough holsters gun law

    In towns across Pennsylvania, public officials are scrambling to protect themselves from legal challenges to local gun laws. A Pennsylvania law enact...
  • January 23, 2015

    Drumbeat continues in Pa. for independent counsel law

    The Northampton County district attorney is the latest in a line of people calling for the resurrection of an expired Pennsylvania law that allows app...
  • January 23, 2015 |  What Are We Thinking

    Middle class supports taxing the rich; Republicans say no

    President Barack Obama's State of the Union address included an appeal to boost taxes on the wealthy in order to provide tax credits to the middl...
  • January 23, 2015 |  Philly Index

    Philly bike lanes up 13 percent under Nutter

    The city of Philadelphia has added about 50 miles of bike lanes during Mayor Michael Nutter's tenure to date, bringing the city's network to...
  • January 23, 2015

    GOP bristles as Wolf retracts lame-duck picks

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday he would void 28 last-minute nominations made by his Republican predecessor, Gov. Tom Corbett, as well as the &...
  • January 22, 2015

    Emergency manager to help Atlantic City out of financial plight

    Following executive orders from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, an emergency manager will begin formulating plans to stabilize Atlantic City's fi...
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