<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Philadelphia Political News and Philadelphia Politics]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:40:08 -0500 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:40:08 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Pro-Israel Billboard Goes Up Along I-95]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:50:31 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009678599_1200x675_409213507825.jpg
A Pro-Israel billboard aimed at reinforcing the relationship between the United States and Israel will go up along I-95 at Lehigh Road.]]>
<![CDATA[Mayoral Candidates Answer Questions]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:58:21 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009659934_1200x675_408245827515.jpg
Some of Philadelphia's mayoral candidates were on the hot seat answering questions about what it will take to bring more jobs to the city as a part of the latest Roadmap for Growth forum.]]>
<![CDATA[Nutter Seeking 9% Property Tax Hike to Fund Schools]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:20:50 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/nutter+sawyer+firefighter+woman+dies.jpg
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is proposing a more than 9 percent property tax hike as part of his final budget.

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<![CDATA[Bridgegate: Christie Under Fire]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:06:14 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/christie+gwb+scandal+inset.jpg
NJ's boisterous governor embroiled in gridlock fiasco

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<![CDATA[Fattah, Jr.'s Fraud Trial Delayed]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:16:08 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Chaka-Fattah.jpg
The scheduled fraud trial of a congressman's son won't start as scheduled next week after a federal appeals court agreed to consider his pretrial appeal.

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<![CDATA[Philadelphia Business Leaders Want Next Mayor to Focus on Jobs]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:51:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/jobs+employment+generic+newspaper.jpg
In the latest Roadmap for Growth, Philadelphia business leaders discussed what the next mayor needs to do to create more jobs. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports candidates got the chance to ask the experts...]]>
<![CDATA[Best Political Mustaches]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:46:59 -0500 since he was age 14 and a sophomore at St. Rita High School.]]> since he was age 14 and a sophomore at St. Rita High School.]]> http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/tlmd-jesus-chuy-garcia.jpg
Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache.]]>
<![CDATA[City Council Considers Raising Minimum Wage]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:53:17 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/minimum-wage-cash.jpg
The current minimum wage in Pennsylvania has remained at the federal minimum of $7.25 since 2014. With President Obama’s push for a raise to $10, a coalition of workers has formed to ask for even more.

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<![CDATA[Philly Mayoral Candidates Field Questions on Job Creation]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:41:11 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WEB+Philly+City+Hall.jpg
Philadelphia mayoral candidates will field questions from local groups and organizations about job creation and growing the city of Philadelphia for the Roadmap of Growth Forum held at the University of...]]>
<![CDATA[Lottery Tickets Delivered Right to Your Door]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:45:06 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/lottery-ticket.jpg
A New Jersey lawmaker introduced a bill that would allow lottery tickets to be delivered right to your door in the Garden State.

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<![CDATA[TX Pol Backs Legal Pot, Citing God]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:15:23 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/marijuana-plants-generic.jpg
A GOP state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake and is pushing to remove all offenses related to the plant from Texas statutes. Texas State Rep. David Simpson filed a bill Monday

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<![CDATA[Stolen Fossils Returned to Owners]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:53:01 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009644631_1200x675_407358019989.jpg
FBI agents returned fossils to representatives of the Brazilian government in Wilmington, Delaware after they were taken out of that country and discovered up for sale online.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Democrats Boycott Netanyahu Address]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:27:11 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/464962302.jpg
Some Democrats plan to skip the Israeli Prime Minister's address to Congress on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[NBC10 @ Issue: FL Stealing Jobs From PA?]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:50:00 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009633784_1200x675_406543427568.jpg
Florida's governor wants to lure jobs away from Pennsylvania and he recently visited Philadelphia to try and convince local companies to move to the Sunshine State. Matt Cabrey, Executive Director of Select...]]>
<![CDATA[Christie Sued for Records in $800K of Travel]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:12:55 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/chris+christie+travel.jpg
A New Jersey Watchdog reporter is suing Gov. Chris Christie for expense records of nearly $800,000 charged to American Express credit cards for the travel costs of the governor’s state police security detail.]]>
<![CDATA[Longtime Mercer Co. Prosecutor Steps Down]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:10:44 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009632485_1200x675_406352963780.jpg
Joseph Bocchini left office after almost 12 years as a Mercer County prosecutor.]]>
<![CDATA[NBC10 @ Issue: Death Penalty Debate, Part II]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:02:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009632318_1200x675_406349379819.jpg
A debate over PA Gov. Tom Wolf's Death Penalty moratorium and the future of capital punishment in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and State Sen. Daylin Leach discuss the...]]>