Philadelphia Port opens new auto processing center

Philadelphia Port opens new auto processing center

Governor Tom Wolf (D) joined officials and business leader to cut the ribbon Tuesday on the Southport Auto Terminal and Vehicle Processing Center at the Philadelphia Port. It is the first new terminal in South Philadelphia in 45 years.
 
The 156-acre location operated by Glovis America is a product of the governor’s Port Development Plan. Pennsylvania has invested $300 million in deepening the channel along the Delaware River.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
City Council amends lead safety bill

City Council amends lead safety bill

Philadelphia City Council approved amendments to a bill that will provide for lead paint inspections in residential units Thursday, setting up for a vote next week that’s been asked for by advocates and citizens for months.
 
The legislation, introduced by Councilmember Blondell Reynolds Brown (D-At Large), would now give property owners and landlords more time to prepare rental units for lead-safe certification and longer periods before requiring renewal. This will update existing laws passed in 2012.
Thursday, September 19, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Did seven Philly cops choose resignation over arbitration?

Did seven Philly cops choose resignation over arbitration?

Last month, Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner Richard Ross announced 13 of the 72 officers suspended for vitriolic and hate-filled social media posts would be fired. Last week, the department announced seven would resign.
 
The terminations and suspensions stem from an outside researcher that found 330 of the department’s 6,500 officers have posted racist, misogynist, or xenophobic content on social media platforms. With the terminations, Ross announced the other 56, who have been on desk duty, would receive discipline of varying degrees.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Did You Get The Memo? Licensure reform, terminal illnesses and political contributions

Did You Get The Memo? Licensure reform, terminal illnesses and political contributions

State lawmakers have found common ground in the past year, tackling issues such as ethics reform, drug addiction and workforce development. Legislators on both sides of the aisle have expressed an interest in even more collaborative efforts, including those that continue to address the ongoing opioid crisis, as well as occupational licensure reform. 

In the past week, a variety of proposals have been introduced in the General Assembly, touching on everything from occupational licensure to criminal justice reform. In this week’s feature, we look at some of the newest proposals introduced in Harrisburg and what they could mean for Pennsylvania citizens.
Friday, April 5, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
House Committee approves controversial response to SCOTUS' Janus decision

House Committee approves controversial response to SCOTUS' Janus decision

Public sector employees would receive more information about their rights pertaining to union membership following a landmark Supreme Court decision, under a controversial bill advanced by a House committee Monday.

The measure, authored by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York), would require public sector employees be regularly notified that they are not compelled to pay union dues. 

Monday, March 18, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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