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
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School districts get first taste of $60 million in new school safety spending

School districts get first taste of $60 million in new school safety spending

All but four of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts received $25,000 this week to address school safety measures.

The funding, authorized by the 2018 state budget and distributed through a committee with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, was a top political goal for legislative leaders this year on the heels of the Parkland school shooting in February.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Brown found guilty in corruption trial; Dermody asks for her resignation

Brown found guilty in corruption trial; Dermody asks for her resignation

On Wednesday, Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (D-Philadelphia) was found guilty of accepting a bribe.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Democrats need one Senate pickup to break the supermajority. Will it come from the southeast?

Democrats need one Senate pickup to break the supermajority. Will it come from the southeast?

If Marguerite Quinn wins in November, she knows it’ll be by a whisker.

The six-term state representative is running on her resume to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-Bucks). But the reliably Republican district is the focus of massive Democratic energy to finalize a liberal trend that can be traced back years, according to some state politicos.

Quinn, a moderate Republican who proudly asserts her ability to save taxpayer money and work in a bipartisan fashion, is running on her resume—underlined by the passage of HB 2060 to limit domestic abusers' access to firearms early in October.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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