Some of Kenney’s boldest moves have come on education issues. But he’s also taken a restrained approach to the city's school system.
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Paper ballots are replacing push-button machines as a part of a nation-wide push to update voting technology and make it more secure.
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With Democrats making up the majority registered voters in Philadelphia, most winners are chosen during the primaries. Now a new faction of the party is rising.
Air Date: May 20, 2019Listen 15:16
Philadelphia voters in Tuesday’s primary election will help determine the future of City Council — and of policies to deal with the city’s affordable housing crisis.
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Fewer than one in three Philadelphians voted in the last mayoral primary, and that was for an open seat.
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After nearly four years as Philadelphia’s mayor, Jim Kenney says he expects to be re-elected, but, if that doesn’t happen, he might become a teacher.
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No matter who wins on Election Day, councilmanic prerogative is likely not going away. Here’s why.
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Campaign finance reports show IBEW Local Union 98 headed by indicted union leader John ‘Johnny Doc’ Dougherty gave more than $700,000 to city candidates this spring.
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Former state representative and state senator T. Milton Street announced in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon that he intends to seek this city's highest office this year.
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Mayoral candidate Alan Butkovitz sees the irony in the fact that everything he had trouble with in school, he ended up having to do as part of his work or part of his life.
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Instead of blaming Donald Trump for dividing the country, mayoral candidate Anthony Williams says Philadelphians should first confront their own prejudices.
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Democratic voters can pick five of the 28 candidates for Philly City Council at-large in next week’s primary. The winners are all but certain to ascend to Council.
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As Kenney faced off against state Sen. Anthony Williams and former City Controller Alan Butkovitz, the race showed its first signs of a pulse.
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Mayor Jim Kenney, seeking a second term, is the first mayoral incumbent in 32 years to face a real challenge.
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