Newly-inaugurated Governor Tom Wolf pushes for increased minimum wage in PA
Jonathan Baer, The Daily Pennsylvanian
– Pennsylvania is part of a minority of states that does not have a minimum wage over the federal standard, but newly elected Democratic Governor Tom Wolf wants to change that.
Trujillo’s exit from mayoral race: What it means and who it helps
Holly Otterbein, Citified
– Ken Trujillo shocked the city’s political class Wednesday when he announced that he was withdrawing from the mayoral race. You may be wondering: Why does it matter that a guy who few voters had heard of dropped out? A few reasons.
Homeless social services center to reopen
Helen Ubinas, Philly Daily News
The Hub of Hope is headed back home. After Project HOME’s seasonal social-services center for the homeless was inexplicably shut out of its old space inside Suburban Station, it was told that it could return.
Commonwealth Court rules SRC cannot cancel teacher contracts
Kristen Graham, The Inquirer
– Commonwealth Court judges have handed a win to the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, ruling that the School Reform Commission cannot throw out the teachers’ union’s contract and impose new terms.
More than just an initiative: Tim Wisniewski on open data
Tony Abraham, Technical.ly Philly
– What if open data was less of an initiative and more — well, just the way the government works?