Philly politics roundup & PA election check-in

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    This week’s political news roundup will focus on Philadelphia, which is finishing summer with a bang. That bang has mostly been going off in the Philadelphia Housing Authority, whose powerful executive director, Carl R. Greene, dropped out of sight last week as bad news competed with worse news to keep his name in the headlines: An IRS lien on his home for unpaid taxes. Revelations that the PHA’s insurance carrier had settled not one, but four sexual harassment claims against him in Philadelphia. An allied nonprofit soliciting donations from PHA vendors to Greene’s 10-year PHA anniversary party in 2008. Non-union employees chipping in to a party fund through paycheck deductions. And that’s not even counting the turmoil at the Delaware River Port Authority and the controversy surrounding the city’s Deferred Retirement Option Plan, as well as continuing questions around Schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s salary and bonuses. Joining Marty to make sense of all this will be WHYY’s senior reporter DAVE DAVIES, and Philadelphia Daily News City Hall bureau chief CATHERINE LUCEY. Then, we’ll hear an update from Franklin & Marshall political scientist and pollster G. TERRY MADONNA on the Congressional races in Pennsylvania and the race for Pennsylvania governor.

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