Gov. Wolf, Mayor Kenney blast Senate-passed abortion bill

Gov. Wolf, Mayor Kenney blast Senate-passed abortion bill

Gov. Tom Wolf was joined in Philadelphia Wednesday by Mayor Jim Kenney, Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) and abortion rights advocates to reiterate his promised veto of Senate Bill 3, legislation that passed the Senate earlier this month that would restrict abortions to only occur before 20 weeks and ban so-called dismemberment abortions in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Officials from Pennsylvania’s biggest cities respond to Trump Executive Orders, Philadelphia visit

Officials from Pennsylvania’s biggest cities respond to Trump Executive Orders, Philadelphia visit

As President Donald Trump makes his first visit to Pennsylvania since officially taking the reins as the nation’s top executive Thursday, lawmakers from both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are responding to the visit and recent actions by the President on immigration.

Thursday, January 26, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
State, local officials continue focus on combating opioid epidemic

State, local officials continue focus on combating opioid epidemic

Officials at the state and local levels continued their focus on combating the opioid epidemic in a number of events held Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
New Pittsburgh City Council bill pushes for wage equality

New Pittsburgh City Council bill pushes for wage equality

During Tuesday’s Pittsburgh City Council meeting, Councilman Dan Gilman (District 8) introduced legislation to prohibit the City of Pittsburgh from asking for the salary history of job applicants. 

“What you see on job applications, public and private sector is ‘what is your current salary’ or 'history of your salary’ and what that allows new employers to do is perhaps give you a small raise,” said the Councilman. “It seems like a win, but it is still far below what that position, your experience, and your skill set deserve to be paid and what it ends up doing is perpetuating the wage gap that particularly impacts women and minorities in this country.” 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Philadelphia, Allentown urge President Obama to enhance immigrant protections before he leaves office

Philadelphia, Allentown urge President Obama to enhance immigrant protections before he leaves office

The mayors of Philadelphia and Allentown joined in an open letter with 28 other municipal heads to thank President Barack Obama for his actions on immigration reform and urging him to take further executive action to protect immigrants before he leaves office later this month.

Monday, January 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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