Amid high turnout, Philadelphia sends new faces to Harrisburg

Amid high turnout, Philadelphia sends new faces to Harrisburg

Over 530,000 Philadelphians cast their vote for the 2018 midterm election on Tuesday, an increase of nearly 40 percent from the 2014 midterms.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
City Council passes tire dealer license bill

City Council passes tire dealer license bill

City Council passed a bill mandating licenses for tire dealers in Philadelphia on Thursday.

The bill came from the Committee of Licenses and Inspections last week. It aims to gain more information on tire sales and disposal to decrease the number of used tires dumped on sidewalks or with other refuse around the city. This bill ties into waste hauling mandates passed earlier this year in Harrisburg.

After speaking at a clean-up site in Kensington as part of the city’s fight against the opioid epidemic, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sànchez (D-District 7), one of the bill sponsors and a committee chair, discussed the need for such licensing.

Thursday, November 1, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Fair work week legislation through committee after marathon hearings

Fair work week legislation through committee after marathon hearings

A bill to create fair work week employment standards in Philadelphia had City Council members, media, and the assembled public working beyond normal business hours.

After nearly three hours of public testimony on Tuesday afternoon, and with the public meeting portion suspended for almost another hour for deliberations and amendments, the Committee of Law and Government passed through the bill 5-2. The vote split along party lines.
Thursday, November 1, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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
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