- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Voters in Philadelphia have once again rejected allowing politicians to keep their current post while campaigning for another one.

Primary voters on Tuesday rejected by a 54 percent to 49 percent margin another attempt to repeal the longstanding resign-to-run rule. A similar attempt was defeated in 2007.

The voters overwhelmingly approved requiring city subcontractors to pay their workers 150 percent of the federal minimum wage or $10.88 per hour.

They also by a two-to-one margin decided to give City Council members authority to approve contracts for legal representation of indigent defendants.

The resign-to-run rule has been in effect since the Home Rule Charter was created in 1951.



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