Philadelphia City Council passes $4.4 billion budget

Philadelphia City Council passes $4.4 billion budget

Before recessing for the summer, Philadelphia City Council on Thursday passed a $4.4 billion operating budget for FY 2018.

Friday, June 16, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PA House starts legislation aimed at addressing Philadelphia Stop & Go issues

PA House starts legislation aimed at addressing Philadelphia Stop & Go issues

The House Liquor Control Committee Tuesday afternoon unanimously reported to the full House legislation that is designed to address issues related to so-called stop-and-go stores in Philadelphia that sell alcohol on the fringes of the law.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Constitutional change to fight Philadelphia job stagnation begins second march through legislature

Constitutional change to fight Philadelphia job stagnation begins second march through legislature

A proposed state constitutional change by Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) to give Philadelphia the tools to fight job stagnation and economic decline began its second trip through the legislature for the second-consecutive session Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Commonwealth Court strikes down Pittsburgh paid sick leave ordinance, strikes blow to other municipal efforts

Commonwealth Court strikes down Pittsburgh paid sick leave ordinance, strikes blow to other municipal efforts

In the battle to enact Pittsburgh’s paid sick leave ordinance, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruled this week that city council had no authority to pass the ordinance intended to offer paid sick leave to low-wage workers.

The holding also puts in jeopardy similar ordinances currently on the books in other areas of the commonwealth. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Senate unanimously confirms Estelle Richman for spot on School Reform Commission

Senate unanimously confirms Estelle Richman for spot on School Reform Commission

By a 48-0 vote Wednesday afternoon, the Senate unanimously confirmed Estelle Richman for a spot on the School Reform Commission, the state-created oversight body for the School District of Philadelphia.

 

Richman was nominated by Gov. Tom Wolf in October 2016 after two commissioners from the five-member board stepped down. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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