Finance Committee forwards job reporting legislation

Finance Committee forwards job reporting legislation

Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Finance forwarded through one ordinance and held another amended one on Tuesday.

The bill recommended to the overall council will amend the fiscal impact statement of proposed legislation to include information on employment levels. The statements would now include how bill sponsors perceive bills will affect job growth or loss.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Philly City Council passes marijuana ordinance

Philly City Council passes marijuana ordinance

Philadelphia City Council passed seven bills on Thursday in their weekly session, including a change that decriminalizes the purchase of small amounts of marijuana. 


Thursday, October 25, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
In Philly, City Council committee passes structure for new tire licenses, while mayor condemns proposed transgender reg

In Philly, City Council committee passes structure for new tire licenses, while mayor condemns proposed transgender reg

Philadelphia’s Licenses and Inspections Committee recommended legislation on Tuesday that would create a new license for businesses that sell tires. Meanwhile Mayor Jim Kenney (D) railed against proposed regulations from the Trump administration that would impact transgender individuals.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia updates citywide response to opioid crisis

Philadelphia updates citywide response to opioid crisis

In a press conference Thursday in Old City, Mayor Jim Kenney (D) and members of the city government laid out their plans to fight the opioid epidemic in Philadelphia.
Thursday, October 18, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philly reforms bail policies, questions Temple expansion

Philly reforms bail policies, questions Temple expansion

Philadelphia City Council passed eight bills during their public session Thursday. They also withdrew a proposal that drew significant community criticism.

Most of the bills passed affect residential construction or improving properties in certain areas of the city.
Thursday, October 11, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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