State Democrats announce candidates for March special elections

State Democrats announce candidates for March special elections

State Democrats locked in their candidates Tuesday for a pair of March special elections, as Republicans eye a race in Lackawanna County as a potential opportunity to pick up a seat in the House of Representatives.

The state Democratic Party announced in a press release Tuesday that it had formally nominated Bridget Malloy Kosierowski and Darryl Thomas as their candidates in the 114th and 190th House Districts, respectively. 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Legislators introduce property tax protection program

Legislators introduce property tax protection program

In Pittsburgh, as coffee shops and gyms moved into historic neighborhoods and prices have gone up, longtime residents have been displaced, making wariness about gentrification and redevelopment commonplace among the least well-off in the city.

To protect homeowners from displacement, state and local lawmakers announced Tuesday legislation that provides property tax relief for longtime residents in the city of Pittsburgh. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Philadelphia releases “Roadmap to Safer Communities”

Philadelphia releases “Roadmap to Safer Communities”

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) and city officials announced last Thursday a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence and lower the city's murder rate.

 

The “Roadmap to Safer Communities” comes as a response to Kenney’s request to his Cabinet for such a plan in late September. This is a collaboration of multiple departments and entities, including City Council, police, the school district, and neighborhood organizations.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Freshman Focus: Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny)

Freshman Focus: Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny)

Meet Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny), a new representative from the 44th district. 

Find out what goals she has for her first term, what committees she hopes to serve on and what she likes to do in her spare time.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown not running in 2019

Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown not running in 2019

Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown (D-At Large) announced Friday she won’t seek re-election in 2019. She has served five terms in City Council.


Reynolds Brown holds one of five at-large seats designated for the majority party in the 17-person council. Her decision to not run will likely add to an already crowded field of candidates for the May citywide primaries.

Friday, January 18, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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