Tag: Philadelphia

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Council in Session
Dec 8, 2016 AT 9:17 PM
The word on everyone’s lips this council season in Philadelphia was “slow.” With a national election sucking the air out of local politics and no banner piece of legislation to hang...
READY FOR REFORM?
Apr 10, 2017 AT 8:47 PM
Philadelphia’s famously corrupt Democratic machine seems determined to outdo itself. Former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah is in prison. Disgraced Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams faces an...
Election 2017
Apr 11, 2017 AT 4:53 AM
The bar isn’t very high for newly minted state Rep. Emilio A. Vazquez. The last two elected officials to represent North Philadelphia’s 197th House District in Harrisburg left office in disgrace:...
Taxing Situation
Apr 12, 2017 AT 2:17 AM
A four-year effort by Center City District and a coalition of business groups to restructure Philadelphia’s tax code is now being officially opposed by the city’s largest business association. The...
Capitol Beat
Apr 12, 2017 AT 11:21 AM
Harrisburg – As Republicans in the state Legislature look to expand Pennsylvania’s retail liquor and wine market, one current retail alcohol anathema is being examined for stricter enforcement: so-...
High Anxiety
Apr 14, 2017 AT 12:30 AM
Philadelphia City Councilman Derek Green helped author the regulations that paved the way for the city’s first medical marijuana dispensaries and grow facilities. But now he’s worried that when the...
Inside Man
Apr 14, 2017 AT 4:08 AM
Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration signed a $41,667 contract in February with heavy-hitter Republican lobbying firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney to advance the mayor’s interests in Harrisburg....
Building Consensus
May 19, 2017 AT 6:30 AM
(This article has been updated with a comment from Rebuild deputy director of engagement, David Gould) Philadelphia City Council is close to a deal with the Kenney administration on Rebuild, a...
Council in session
Sep 14, 2017 AT 9:03 AM
As Philadelphia City Council prepares to resume today, ongoing debates over the issues of police accountability, scarce parking and affordable housing have not been lost on council members....
First in the First
Nov 29, 2017 AT 7:36 PM
Deputy Mayor Nina Ahmad will resign her position on Thursday to announce a run against Congressman Bob Brady, City Hall sources have told City&State PA. Ahmad, the Kenney administration’s...