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The Art of the Deal

The Art of the Deal

This time the hosts interview Pennsylvania state Senator Nikil Saval about the remarkable fact that he got a climate and affordable housing bill through a Republican-controlled legislature. What's up with that? Other stuff mentioned in the episode: the previous...

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Briefs: July 12, 2022

Briefs: July 12, 2022

Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon announced that Philadelphia International Airport is being granted $24 million from the Federal Aviation Administration through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that she voted to pass last fall. The competitive grant for...

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Legislators applaud budget’s investment in housing

Legislators applaud budget’s investment in housing

HARRISBURG, July 8 – Citing the drastic need to improve housing in communities around Pennsylvania and keep families in their homes, a group of legislators, including state Sen. Nikil Saval, D-Phila.; state Reps. Jordan Harris, House Democratic Whip, D-Phila.; Sara...

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Meeting the Moment in Philadelphia

Meeting the Moment in Philadelphia

AT THE STARBUCKS on Philadelphia’s 12th and Walnut Streets, the supportive sticky notes from customers were gone, flyers urging staff to “Please Vote and VOTE NO!” were being handed out, and a plastic bag of union pins had mysteriously disappeared. That’s how Kat...

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Here’s How We Can Making Housing More Affordable

Here’s How We Can Making Housing More Affordable

L ast month, President Biden released the Housing Supply Action Plan to “to ease the burden of housing costs over time, by boosting the supply of quality housing in every community.” The plan aims to close the nation’s housing shortfall in five years through the...

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The 2022 Philadelphia Forty Under 40

The 2022 Philadelphia Forty Under 40

In this year’s edition of City & State’s Forty Under 40, you may notice a few motifs: For one, each honoree is from Philadelphia and there are a number of immigrants and first-generation Americans. Spending time working for the City of Philadelphia is a line on many...

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Second-graders rally against climate change

Second-graders rally against climate change

Second-grade students from Fanny Jackson Coppin School carried signs and marched the streets on June 8 to raise awareness for the dangers of climate change. “We want fossil fuels to go away,” said second-grade student Rohith Palaiyanur. “The heat gets trapped on the...

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Many state homeowners can’t afford key repairs

Many state homeowners can’t afford key repairs

Almost half of Pennsylvania voters who are homeowners, including many in Philadelphia, couldn’t afford to pay for critical repairs on their homes if they needed them, according to a poll by Data for Progress of the People’s Action Institute. The issue of home repairs...

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Kenyatta Johnson stands firm on Washington Avenue plan

Kenyatta Johnson stands firm on Washington Avenue plan

Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson has shown no indication of reversing course and supporting a city plan to repave Washington Avenue with fewer lanes — leaving the future of the South Philadelphia thoroughfare in jeopardy. Johnson is not alone. Community leaders,...

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Philly Pride march captures the politics of the moment

Philly Pride march captures the politics of the moment

Nearly three years since its last in-person Pride celebration and knee deep in the nationwide legislative attacks on the LGBTQ community, Philadelphia Pride began this year with a march. Participants gathered June 5 in front of the Constitution Center at 5th and Arch...

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Advocates Call For AAPI Curriculum In Pennsylvania Classrooms

Advocates Call For AAPI Curriculum In Pennsylvania Classrooms

HARRISBURG, PA — Advocates from the Asian American and Pacific Islander community descended upon the Pennsylvania capitol recently to call for greater AAPI education in schools as a counter to a growing rise in anti-Asian sentiment in the nation. The Pennsylvania...

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Fight blight with Whole Home Repairs | Editorial

Fight blight with Whole Home Repairs | Editorial

Among Pennsylvania’s many distinctions, the commonwealth has one of the nation’s oldest housing stocks — half of all homes in the state were built before 1959. These old buildings are brimming with architectural character, but redbrick rowhomes and majestic Victorians...

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