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Category Archives: Miscellany
Turnout in South Philly seems to be higher than expected for a midterm. What’re you seeing in your area?
More like the Electoral Growth Initiative – he wishes! In the weeks before Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial election, incumbent Gov. Corbett is scattering millions in taxpayer dollars to big businesses through his Economic Growth Initiative, a downsized version of the Redevelopment Assistance Capital … More after the jump
I suppose I owe everybody an explanation for why this site basically went dark for a couple months this summer. After a long freelance journalism nightmare, I’m basically doing my dream job now, working for PlanPhilly full time, helping set the table for … More after the jump
There was an uproar among political observers in Pennsylvania over poll analysis posted on PoliticsPA. I’d like to take readers through, point by point, so they may have a better understanding of what the data shows and does not show. … More after the jump
The 146-page report, prepared by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, was sweeping in its criticism of the Department of Environmental Protection’s handling of gas-well inspections, and its failure to provide timely and thorough information to citizens between 2009 and 2012. “The … More after the jump
There is a renewed push in city hall to pass a significant zoning code overhaul and I am really happy to hear it. The current code, after being amended 31 times between it’s adoption in 1950 and now, was explained to be, by city planner Geoffrey Knight, appearing … More after the jump
Just to put things in perspective for those hearing the concern trolling from the coal, oil, and natural gas industries that implementing new federal emissions regulations and a state severance tax on shale gas production will have serious consequences for … More after the jump
Give away $1.2B as tax cuts. Have $1.2B less in revenue. Claim you’re too broke to fund Philly schools. Gov. Corbett and the state legislature have to approve a budget before the end of June. In the meantime, Zogby said … More after the jump
With Tom Corbett consistently ranked as the most vulnerable incumbent Governor in the country, Keystone State liberals have an uncommon opportunity this Tuesday to draft a ticket of their choice. That ticket is Tom Wolf for Governor and Brad Koplinski for … More after the jump
I couldn’t fit it in to my list of the state legislature primaries to watch, but if Maria Quinones-Sanchez’s slate wins two or more of their races she’ll definitely be on the list of Mayoral mentionees.