Pa. lawmakers propose 8 percent shale tax to help fund schools, pensions, environmental initiatives
Laura Benshoff, Newsworks
– Pennsylvania is the only major gas-producing state that doesn’t tax extraction — beyond a relatively small impact fee.
Police brutality charges show the system is trying, not that it’s working
Joel Mathis, Philly Mag
– In the case of Najee Rivera, it’s safe to say the system got lucky. There’s more work to do.
School district defends director’s prominent political role
Solomon D. Leach, Daily News
– By day, Rodney Oglesby represents the interests of the Philadelphia School District in Harrisburg and City Hall as government affairs director. By night, he’s raising money as head of a political action committee with strong ties to the charter school movement.
Committee of Seventy releases 2015 integrity agenda for mayoral and city council candidates
Committee of Seventy staff
– The Committee of Seventy today challenged the declared candidates in the 2015 Philadelphia mayoral and City Council races to commit to an Integrity Agenda with specific reform recommendations.