Daily Dec Roundup – Feb. 9th, 2015

Flaring off of a well in north-central Pennsylvania after the completion of the hydraulic fracturing process. Photo: philadelphiafed.org

Flaring off of a well in north-central Pennsylvania after the completion of the hydraulic fracturing process. Photo: philadelphiafed.org

 

 

 

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.

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