Category Archives: Greater Philadelphia

PA Working Families Makes its First Endorsement

New-to-Pennsylvania progressive organization Pennsylvania Working Families has been quietly plugging away this year, collecting signatures to put a local education control question on the ballot in Philly for this fall, and campaigining on minimum wage  in suburban Philly Republican districts , and now they’re … More after the jump

Posted in Economic Development, Education, Greater Philadelphia, State Politics

#HD190: Vanessa Brown’s challenger wants answers about her corrupt behavior

According to Wanda Logan, Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown’s challenger in the 190th state legislative race, Brown has proven herself incapable of making the best decisions for seniors within her district. Logan’s growing concern stems from the recent revelation through a … More after the jump

Posted in Ethics, Greater Philadelphia, Miscellany, State House, State Politics

#HD164: Margo Davidson grasping at even more dishonest straws

Shockingly, Representative Davidson has resorted to the misrepresentation of facts once again to pad her flimsy political resume, in the final weeks before her contested primary. In February, Davidson and a member of her staff resorted to voter intimidation both … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Greater Philadelphia, Miscellany, State House, State Politics

#PA13: The Margolies FEC Complaint – What We Know So Far

Here’s a synopsis of what has occurred so far with the alleged Margolies FEC violations: This past Saturday, I sent an email to a staffer at the Margolies congressional campaign, inquiring about their campaign finances. It didn’t seem like she … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Greater Philadelphia, Miscellany, National Politics, Open Government, US House

#HD164: A New Keystone Politics Feature

A fellow constituent in Upper Darby forwarded me a campaign email that they found especially devoid of truth, and I’d like to share it with everyone. In it, Representative Margo Davidson claims that one of her two primary challengers, Billy … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Greater Philadelphia, Miscellany, State House, State Politics

#HD182: Babette Josephs is disappointed. Me too.

My two cents. I was present at the hearing today that ended in Former Representative Josephs’ removal from the May 2014 ballot. This ongoing story has been a real experience for me, not only as a fairly green addition to … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Greater Philadelphia, Miscellany, State House, State Politics

What We Really Need Is Another White Guy From Northeast Philly To Weigh In On These Issues

Said no progressive ever.

Posted in Elections, Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia 2015

Darrell Clarke Trying to Manufacture Community Opposition to Broadly-Supported Land Bank Bill

This post may be immediately obsolete because there may be some kind of a deal now, but it’s still worth engaging with Philly Council President Darrell Clarke’s view on the land bank bill since he’s a candidate for Mayor in 2015, … More after the jump

Posted in Economy, Greater Philadelphia, Land Use, Open Government, Philadelphia 2015

Val Arkoosh to make “her first house call to D.C.” with a rooftop fundraiser

Val Arkoosh, one of the four candidates vying to replace Allyson Schwartz in the 13th Congressional district, will be hosting a fundraiser in Washington D.C. next week. The invitation, which Keystone Politics received a copy of Tuesday night, describes the … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Greater Philadelphia, US House

Occupy Movement Lives On in PA in Spirit, If Not in Name

As quite psyched as I was to hear that there was a new Occupy encampment getting started in Easton, PA just a few months ago this year, I was equally depressed to hear not long after that it had been … More after the jump

Posted in Economy, Greater Philadelphia, Open Government