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Fed up? Speak up.

It isn’t news. As Americans, our overall opinion of the federal government isn’t exactly stellar and hasn’t been for decades. Perhaps that’s why more than half of us believe ordinary citizens could do the job better than our current elected officials (and to that, we say, run for office!)

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Senate Bill 1: What You Need to Know

An issue that will impact all millennials is one that our age cohort is not talking about; the burden that we will face as our state and city pension systems go further into debt. Fortunately, Harrisburg took an important first step in attempting to solve the statewide problem by passing Senate Bill 1 which was passed by the House and the Senate with bipartisan support and signed by Governor Wolf last week. Important for Philly Set Go readers to note that all but two of the nay votes came from Philadelphia County in the Senate, Republican Gubernatorial hopeful Scott Wagner was the lone Republican to vote no, saying it didn’t go far enough.

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The Kids Are Alright: Millennial Turnout in the 2017 Primary Election in Philadelphia

There was a sense that something was “different” about the 2017 Primary for District Attorney and City Controller in Philadelphia. Sure, overall turnout nearly doubled from 9% in the 2013 Primary to 17% in the 2017 Primary. That in itself is significant because it marks the highest turnout for that election cycle since 2001. It doesn’t, however, answer the question of WHO turned out. So, we started digging through the data and what we found was remarkable.

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