Once Upon A Turnpike

Once upon a turnpike

It’s like a recurring bad dream. A new year, a new turnpike toll hike. Now, driving the length of the highway costs upwards of $65.70—not counting the return trip. Only, this nightmare is real. We know the usual suspects: infrastructure…

News & Brews June 24, 2022

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Poll: Close races for U.S. Senate, governor Another poll shows Democrats John Fetterman and Josh Shapiro leading in their respective races, but not by much. A Cygnal survey of…

News & Brews June 23, 2022

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Oz shifts away from Trump as focus turns to November Pre-primary election, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mehmet Oz featured former President Trump prominently in his online and social media…

News & Brews June 22, 2022

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Data dive into Pa. primary shows shifting political geography The Inquirer analyzed a ton of data from the recent primary election to determine voter turnout by party, rural vs.…

News & Brews June 21, 2022

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News & Brews June 20, 2022

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News & Brews June 17, 2022

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News & Brews June 16, 2022

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News & Brews June 15, 2022

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! A $27 million refund for Lower Merion taxpayers Filed under, "This is big news:" In 2016, the wealthy Lower Merion School District (LMSD) was sued by lawyer and LMSD…

News & Brews June 14, 2022

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News & Brews June 13, 2022

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! How (exiting) state budget power players may impact budget negotiations The progressive Pennsylvania Capital-Star writes, "It’s uncertain whether the impending departure of three of the Pennsylvania Legislature’s budget power…