October 8, 2015 |
Peco Energy Co.'s parent company Exelon Corp. reached an agreement with Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on its proposed $6.8 billion merger Pepco Holdings Inc., resurrecting a deal that District of Columbia regulators nixed in August. Exelon agreed to invest $78 million in the nation's capital, up from the $14 million it had previously proposed, according to the mayor's office. The District of Columbia Public Service Commission has scheduled a Wednesday vote. The merger already passed muster in New Jersey, where Pepco operates Atlantic City Electric Co., and in Delaware and Maryland, where it owns Delmarva Power.
September 12, 2014 |
TODAY, as with so many of our days, Clout's attention turns to the cold hard cash of politics. Case in point: A new Quinnipiac University Poll that tells an old and sad story for Gov. Corbett . Democrat Tom Wolf leads Corbett by 24 points, 59 percent to 35 percent with fewer than eight weeks until the Nov. 4 general election. That matches up with the results of other recent polls, including the Aug. 28 Daily News / Franklin & Marshall College Poll. The Quinnipiac pollsters asked Wolf supporters if they were voting for him or against Corbett.
January 16, 2014 |
Emotion fuels Jada Atchison's game. During a timeout with 11 seconds left Tuesday night, her team down by a point, Atchison openly cried. And she didn't hide her tears as she addressed her teammates. "I looked at them and told them, 'Ladies, this game isn't over yet,' " she said. Moments later Atchison, the point guard for the Burlington City girls' basketball team, picked up a loose ball at midcourt with a clear path to the net. "Get it and get to the basket - that's it, that's all I'm thinking," Atchison said after hitting the winning layup in a come-from-behind 50-49 win at Holy Cross.
April 11, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Federal authorities would be required to establish vast new border fences and surveillance as part of a bipartisan Senate plan aimed at allowing the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants to earn permanent residency and, potentially, citizenship, aides familiar with the proposal said Wednesday. The provisions would call on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to increase surveillance to cover 100 percent of the southwestern border and to apprehend 90 percent of the people who attempt to enter the United States illegally, said the aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
January 29, 2013 |
It looks as if the Democratic field is clear for State Sen. Barbara Buono to take on Republican Gov. Christie in New Jersey's gubernatorial election in November. Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester), considered a possible contender, wants to focus on maintaining a Democratic hold of the Legislature, he said in a statement issued Monday. "Is there any question about the havoc and pain a Republican Legislature would inflict on the middle class, labor, women, and our seniors?"
January 24, 2013 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Republican soul-searching begins in earnest this week as GOP officials from every state in the nation come together for the first time since their party's November shellacking. There is broad agreement that the Republican Party needs to undergo fundamental changes to remain competitive as surging minority populations reshape the American electorate. But there is no clear path forward. And even as they gather in a Charlotte, N.C., hotel this week - just days after President Obama began his second term - Republicans are in some ways as divided as ever.
December 16, 2012 |
Peering over the edge of a jagged, 30-foot cliff into the calm, pristine waters of the Mediterranean Sea, my stomach twisted and turned like a roller coaster. I was frozen. Unable to take a leap of faith, I preoccupied myself by reflecting on the unforgettable chain of events that culminated with this epic test of will in the beautiful town of Positano, Italy. As I stepped off the tour bus, the blissful landscape of the Amalfi Coast overwhelmed my senses. Breathing in the fresh sea air, I strolled through the scene of an Italian postcard: Tiers of pastel blue, red, and yellow houses lined the mountainside, radiant violet flowers dangled from the overhang above the cobblestone walkway, and the welcoming, crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean enchanted me like a horde of sirens.
April 11, 2012 |
Now it's Romney vs. Obama. With that in mind and a bruising primary fight finally behind him, Mitt Romney bathed in the praise Tuesday night of a cheering crowd of Chester County Republicans - finally, their party's presidential nominee in all but name. Hours earlier, Rick Santorum, the former Massachusetts governor's last significant GOP rival, suspended his campaign amid a family health crisis and a growing chorus of calls from party leaders for him to drop out of the race.
December 8, 2011
HOW WILL Philadelphia be different after it begins operating as a truly modern city? We may begin answering that if Council approves next week, as expected, a new zoning code that it voted out of committee yesterday after a hearing that began calmly and ended in a few fireworks. In fact, the range of yesterday's hearings provided a living example of what seems very right with the new code: It doesn't please everyone. And that's a sign to us that the years of work it has taken to create a new code, involving countless public meetings, workshops, hearings and forums, and more negotiation than many Middle East peace talks, has worked, and yielded a sound code.
November 14, 2011 |
Last week, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Kauffman Foundation, conducted a two-day conference on employment and entrepreneurship. The bottom-line concern, of course: the fact that even though the economic expansion is more than two years old - the recession officially ended in June 2009, and the economy has grown ever since - the unemployment rate is still 9 percent. And of particular concern is the duration of unemployment - millions of people have remained jobless for a long time.