Tom Wolf takes office next week: What Philly teachers want from the new governor
Mark Dent, Billy Penn
– Tom Wolf takes over as governor next week, and he’ll replace a man who presided over substantial budget cuts to state education from elementary schools all the way to colleges. The total amount of money for public education in Pennsylvania fell by $1 billion during Tom Corbett’s tenure.
Feds want seven years’ worth of Fattah’s private emails
Mark Faziollah and Jonathan Tamari, The Inquirer
– Prosecutors investigating U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah asked a three-judge federal appeals panel Monday to give them access to seven years of his private e-mails, a position Fattah’s lawyer argued violates the protection the Constitution provides Congress.
PA open records law has unfinished business
Mary Wilson, Newsworks
– Pennsylvania’s incoming transparency official believes his appointment will have no effect on pending revisions to the state’s Open Records law, which would expand the law’s scope to bring college campus police records into the public eye, among other modifications.
Darrell Clarke will not run for mayor
Holly Otterbein, Philly Mag
– Asked if Clarke will support another candidate for mayor, campaign spokesman Dan Gross said “he’s focused on the Council race.”
Long-blighted, the former Native American Museum on Chestnut Street to be redeveloped
Ryan Briggs, Hidden City Philadelphia
– There is a well recorded history of Native-American inhabitation and eventual displacement by European settlers in the Philadelphia area, but you’d never guess it by walking around the city’s historic district. Among the thicket of historic markers, upscale restaurants, and colonial mainstays, the rusting hulk near 3rd and Chestnut streets is all that remains of a Bicentennial-era attempt to celebrate the region’s Native-American history.