Category Archives: Greater Philadelphia

#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

Poverty Rate of Philadelphia City Workers Doubles under Mayor Nutter

A new Temple University study has found that city workers in Philadelphia are twice as likely today as they were in 2007 to have incomes that fall below the poverty guideline for a family of four when wages are adjusted … More after the jump

Posted in Greater Philadelphia, Labor and Unions Tagged ,

Butkovitz Adds Democratic City Committee Endorsement to Labor Nods

Two-term Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz’s re-election campaign today received the unanimous endorsement of the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee. This follows the endorsement of the AFL-CIO and AFSCME District 47, as well as the 9th and 30th Ward Committees. Butkovitz … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Greater Philadelphia

AFSCME President Compares Philly Mayor Nutter’s “Bullshit” Union-Busting to Walker, Kasich, & Snyder

AFSCME President Lee Saunders did not pull any punches this morning at AFSCME’s 2013 Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. In front of more than 600 AFSCME members, Saunders railed against Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, comparing Nutter to anti-labor Republican Governors … More after the jump

Posted in Ethics, Greater Philadelphia, Labor and Unions Tagged ,

Al Sharpton to Rally in Philly for Workers’ Rights

Reverend Al Sharpton will be joining labor leaders including AFSCME President Lee Saunders and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten for a rally on Independence Mall to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. by “standing for the rights of working … More after the jump

Posted in Greater Philadelphia, Labor and Unions