Special election results for the 37th state senate district

Special election results for the 37th state senate district

This story will be updated as results and more information become available. 
 
Today the battle for Pennsylvania’s 37th district state senate seat will come to an end, as voters head to the polls to choose between Allegheny County Republican Committee Chairman D. Raja or former Assistant Secretary to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Pam Iovino for the Allegheny County state senate seat. 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Legislators, labor call for funding to fix Philadelphia schools

Legislators, labor call for funding to fix Philadelphia schools

Members of Philadelphia’s delegation to Harrisburg joined members of the city teachers’ union Friday in support of more funding to repair and better maintain some of the city’s aging school buildings.

Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler (D), hosting the rally in her district, spoke about the need to fund $170 million in improvements and new hires outside of Francis Scott Key Elementary in South Philly, the oldest school building in the city.
Friday, March 29, 2019/Author: Anonym
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Council passes lead in buildings bill, supports Restore Pennsylvania

Council passes lead in buildings bill, supports Restore Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Council passed a bill creating new standards for lead in public building renovations Thursday. They also passed a resolution supporting Governor Tom Wolf (D) and his Restore Pennsylvania plan.

The lead bill came out of recent committee hearings calling for more stringent testing for lead in children and properties, both public and residential. While receiving more attention statewide recently, this has been an area of focus for years in Philadelphia, where youth have disproportionately tested highly? Positive? for lead in their bodies, which leads to a variety of developmental problems.
Thursday, March 28, 2019/Author: Anonym
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Minimum wage hike, recreational pot earn wide support in new statewide poll

Minimum wage hike, recreational pot earn wide support in new statewide poll

Nearly 70 percent of Pennsylvanians express some support for raising the state’s minimum wage and over half are in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana, according to a poll released by Franklin and Marshall University Thursday.

State Democrats will hope those data points could indicate public support is behind them in their uphill battle to push Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to raise the state minimum wage to $15 per hour, as well as a possible fight to legalize recreational marijuana in the commonwealth.
Thursday, March 28, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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House bills reignite debate over fracking in Delaware River watershed

House bills reignite debate over fracking in Delaware River watershed

A series of bills in the House are drawing attention to the longtime controversy surrounding a moratorium on fracking issued by the Delaware River Basin Commission, which is presently considering a full ban on the practice.

The DRBC launched the current moratorium in 2010, following concern from environmental activists that allowing the practice would get in the way of the agency’s mission of protecting the health of the watershed, which comprises parts of Philadelphia, Delaware, New York and New Jersey.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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