U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey last week told Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce members about three looming showdowns on Capitol Hill that he hopes will change the way Congress looks at spending.
The Philadelphia Bar Association, a state Supreme Court justice and the majority leader of the Pennsylvania Senate are all calling for continued reforms at Philadelphia Traffic Court after a dozen people associated with the troubled court were criminally charged last week.
John Hanger, former secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, last week announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor.
— The Republicans were not much of a Grand Old Party in Northeast Philly last week. Democrats won throughout the area.
— In NE Philly, no surprises in races for Congress and state House and Senate seats.
Democratic state Sen. Mike Stack easily beats Republican challenger Michael Tomlinson.
— The presidential race gets top billing, of course, but many important decisions await you when you get into the privacy of the voting booth.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz stood with fellow elected officials and others to mark the groundbreaking of a 1.5-mile trail along the Delaware River in Port Richmond.
— Three-term Democrat Stack touts his independence. Republican Tomlinson says it's time for a change.