This Pennsylvania centrist is aggressively pushing for ‘$250 billion’ in expanded senior/disabled care

Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. of Pennsylvania, now serving his third term in the U.S. Senate, has long had a reputation for being a Democratic centrist; the Scranton native is much more likely to be compared to Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota or Sen. Jon Tester of Montana than to Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts or Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. But according to Politico’s Marianne Levine, the 61-year-old Casey is fighting aggressively for Medicaid-related spending for seniors and the disabled as part of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.

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This Pennsylvania centrist is aggressively pushing for ‘$250 billion’ in expanded senior/disabled care

Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. of Pennsylvania, now serving his third term in the U.S. Senate, has long had a reputation for being a Democratic centrist; the Scranton native is much more likely to be compared to Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota or Sen. Jon Tester of Montana than to Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts or Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. But according to Politico’s Marianne Levine, the 61-year-old Casey is fighting aggressively for Medicaid-related spending for seniors and the disabled as part of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.

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Reform Prosecutors May Hang on, but National Democrats May Not

This week’s Democratic primary election for Philadelphia district attorney could presage outcomes in the 2022 and 2024 elections, but not in the way the winner would like.
Foreigners are often surprised that Americans elect most of their local prosecutors — and that these prosecutors can become major forces in public force. But we do and they can.
Thomas Dewey, as a 38-year-old Manhattan district attorney, was a major presidential candidate in 1940 and was the Republican nominee in the following two elections.

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Larry Krasner—and the Future of the Criminal Justice Reform Movement—Is on Tuesday’s Ballot

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. (Mark Makela / Getty Images)

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Philadelphia Safe Injection Site Hits Another Legal Roadblock

The fight in Philadelphia to open the nation’s first facility for intravenous drug users to safely inject drugs faced another setback last week when a federal court declined to reconsider a ruling that put a halt to the site’s opening.
A “safe injection facility” (SIF) is an indoor location where people can use intravenous drugs under medical supervision and safe from arrest. Proponents of these facilities say they save lives by treating overdoses, offering guidance for people seeking addiction treatment, and providing drug users with a sterile and safe environment.

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Philadelphia Safe Injection Site Hits Another Legal Roadblock

The fight in Philadelphia to open the nation’s first facility for intravenous drug users to safely inject drugs faced another setback last week when a federal court declined to reconsider a ruling that put a halt to the site’s opening.
A “safe injection facility” (SIF) is an indoor location where people can use intravenous drugs under medical supervision and safe from arrest. Proponents of these facilities say they save lives by treating overdoses, offering guidance for people seeking addiction treatment, and providing drug users with a sterile and safe environment.

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40 Years a Prisoner

In 1978, a conflict between the city of Philadelphia and the black anarcho-primitivist group MOVE, which had already featured a police blockade aimed at evicting the movement’s followers by starving them out, culminated in a shootout that killed Officer James Ramp. The HBO documentary 40 Years a Prisoner looks at what happened before, during, and after that confrontation, tracking efforts to free the nine MOVE members who were convicted of third-degree murder in connection with Ramp’s death.

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40 Years a Prisoner

In 1978, a conflict between the city of Philadelphia and the black anarcho-primitivist group MOVE, which had already featured a police blockade aimed at evicting the movement’s followers by starving them out, culminated in a shootout that killed Officer James Ramp. The HBO documentary 40 Years a Prisoner looks at what happened before, during, and after that confrontation, tracking efforts to free the nine MOVE members who were convicted of third-degree murder in connection with Ramp’s death.

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This Bill Has Experts Worried the Pennsylvania GOP Could Gerrymander Judicial Districts

This article was originally published by Spotlight PA and Votebeat, a project focused on local election integrity and voting access.
HARRISBURG — A proposal moving through the GOP-led Pennsylvania legislature could soon make the state an extreme outlier in the country by allowing lawmakers to exert more control over the state Supreme Court and other appellate courts.

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This Bill Has Experts Worried the Pennsylvania GOP Could Gerrymander Judicial Districts

This article was originally published by Spotlight PA and Votebeat, a project focused on local election integrity and voting access.
HARRISBURG — A proposal moving through the GOP-led Pennsylvania legislature could soon make the state an extreme outlier in the country by allowing lawmakers to exert more control over the state Supreme Court and other appellate courts.

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