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What We're Reading: 1/6/2018

Here's what we're reading this week about the projects, people and policies driving local development:

WHYY: Wolf administration greenlights returning Philly schools to local control 12/27/17, Dale Mezzacappa

Gov. Wolf rescinded the Philadelphia School District’s “distressed” designation, as he approved return of control to the City of Philadelphia.

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Peduto lays out vision for Pittsburgh's future in inauguration speech 1/3/18, Wes Venteicher Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto laid out his goals for his second term at his inauguration ceremony, including visions for the city moving forward.

Philly Mag: Stephen Tang to Step Down as Science Center CEO

1/4/18, Fabiola Cineas

Steve Tang, CEO of University City Science Center will step down after ten years leading the Center and moving it to a greater leadership position.

PlanPhilly: Trump strategy may pose threat to King of Prussia rail

1/4/18, Jim Saksa

The mixed messages out of the White House on infrastructure and transit spreading are raising concerns about future funding for the proposed King of Prussian high speed line.

PlanPhilly: The politics behind Philly's affordable housing stalemate

1/4/18, Jake Blumgart

PlanPhilly explores the political calculus at work in City Council over the proposed inclusionary housing legislation.

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