Philadelphia regulatory review special committee leadership announced

Philadelphia regulatory review special committee leadership announced

Philadelphia City Council on Thursday took the first steps in trying to tackle a city-wide effort on regulatory reform by naming three co-chairs of a special committee formed to undertake regulatory review efforts.

 

The co-chairs, named by City Council President Darrell Clarke, will include At-Large City Councilman Derek Green, City Commerce Director Harold Epps, and Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Rob Wonderling.

Thursday, March 9, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney unveils $4.4 billion city budget proposal that relies on $222 million in state aid

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney unveils $4.4 billion city budget proposal that relies on $222 million in state aid

Philadelphia Major Jim Kenney on Thursday unveiled a $4.38 billion city budget for FY 2018 to Philadelphia City Council along with the city’s five-year plan.
 
It’s the second budget delivered by the mayor since taking office in January 2016.

Thursday, March 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Officials from Pennsylvania’s biggest cities respond to Trump Executive Orders, Philadelphia visit

Officials from Pennsylvania’s biggest cities respond to Trump Executive Orders, Philadelphia visit

As President Donald Trump makes his first visit to Pennsylvania since officially taking the reins as the nation’s top executive Thursday, lawmakers from both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are responding to the visit and recent actions by the President on immigration.

Thursday, January 26, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Wagner-helmed Senate Local Government Committee approves bills punishing sanctuary cities, eliminating local paid sick leave ordinances

Wagner-helmed Senate Local Government Committee approves bills punishing sanctuary cities, eliminating local paid sick leave ordinances

In the first meeting of the Senate Local Government Committee since Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) took over as Majority Chairman, the committee voted along party lines to move to the full Senate for consideration a bill punishing so-called “sanctuary cities” and legislation that would eliminate local ordinances providing paid sick leave.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Court dismisses Philadelphia soda tax challenge

Court dismisses Philadelphia soda tax challenge

A Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge Monday dismissed a lawsuit aimed at nixing Philadelphia’s recently-enacted soda tax.

 

The ruling by Philadelphia Judge Gary Glazer paves the way for the tax to become effective at the start of the new year.

Monday, December 19, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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