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Local House Rep Arrested and Charged With Multiple Theft Charges

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced theft, perjury, tampering and other charges today against Philadelphia Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell following an investigation into her operation of a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those who suffered with chronic mental illness, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse disorders, the homeless, seniors, and children. Shapiro said the defendant personally

HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson Visits Philly Area

By Alex Lloyd Gross Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was in the Philadelphia area today, November 22, 2019 to talk about Opportunity Zones.  This is a new incentive for people to rehab homes in Opportunity Zone. Not everyone has a ton of money to put out and this program is designed to help

Senate Vote To Approve Minimum Wage Set For Today $9.50

By Alex Lloyd Gross The Pennsylvania State Senate is scheduled to vote on a gradual raise to the state minimum wage. It is expected to pass  and head to the house. This watered down bill does nothing to help the majority of working Pennsylvanians, and Senator Tina Tartaglione, the bill’s sponsor is not happy about

Could A Minimum Wage Deal Be On the Table For the Pennsylvania Senate?

By Alex Lloyd Gross Grumbling around the state capitol have gotten louder.  The republican majority are ready to negotiate with Senator Tina Tartagiolne for a minimum wage increase. The Democratic. Senator cancelled a previously scheduled interview on this subject, to make calls. That is a good sign for the lowest paid workers in this state. 

Major Upsets in Philly City Council Election

By Alex Lloyd Gross It was no surprise that Mayor James Kenney cruised to a victory over challenger Billy Ciancaglini. “Billy From Philly” got great response from wards in Northeast Philadelphia but other parts of the city went for Kenney, who spent very little money on this election. Kenney is eyeing a run for Governor

Election Results For Some Races Are In

By Alex Lloyd Gross In spite of what thehBucks County Web Site is reporting, some local races have been called differently. In Bensalem,  democratic Candidates for council Bryan Allen and Angela Cacchio have conceded the race to Ed Kisselback and Joe Knowles, who are incumbents . At Tarranova’s  restaurant, Allen and Cacchio  stood up and

Animal Cruelty Tackled By the House

Alex Lloyd Gross It is a no brainier. Pass a bill that toughens existing laws against animal cruelty.  That is exactly what happened this past week in the US House of Representatives The US senate has their own bill and that they are working on.  So it is not law just yet.  The Preventing Animal 

Morrisville Council Meeting Highlights For October 2019

DVN Staff, The Morrisville Borough Council met last night, October 21, 2019.  During the monthly meeting, there was a long discussion on current and ongoing projects.  The $52,500 State Grant for the Library  was brought up by Council President Debbie Smith . This money was suggested to go for repairs and Smith put on the

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