Daily Dec Roundup – Jan. 22nd, 2015

Newly-inaugurated Governor Tom Wolf. Photo: WolfForPA.com

Newly-inaugurated Governor Tom Wolf. Photo: WolfForPA.com

 

 

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?

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