Happy Friday. Mayor Jim Kenney's budget pitch to address Philly schools took on an Eagles theme. A state representative is being urged to resign after accusations of sexual and physical assault by two women. Despite the dreary weather, the Philadelphia Flower Show kicks off tomorrow. We have everything to know about "Wonders of Water." There's a lot to get to. Let's get started.
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Conjuring up thoughts of the Eagles, Mayor Jim Kenney called Philadelphia students "the real underdogs," as he plans to move $980 million to city schools over five years.
On Thursday, Kenney outlined his gameplan to cover the school district's nearly $1 billion deficit, after taking back control of Philly schools from the School Reform Commission in 2017.
Calls for State Rep. Nick Miccarelli to resign came from Pennsylvania House leaders after he was accused of sexually or physically assaulting two women.
In a statement, house leadership called the accusations "very serious," adding that they should be investigated by law enforcement. They called the motivation for the decision "the integrity of the institution."
The Delaware County legislator has denied the claims which include one of the accused alleging that Miccarelli brandished a gun and threatened her life while driving at an excessive speed.
Despite what it looks like outside, spring is in full bloom inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show, which starts on Saturday.
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