Philly City Council mulls how to slow down city traffic

Philly City Council mulls how to slow down city traffic

Members of Philadelphia City Council discussed traffic calming practices for the second time within a month Tuesday to determine whether or not the city will implement additional policies to decrease traffic deaths. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Philly paid sick leave may be next policy preempted

Philly paid sick leave may be next policy preempted

House Bill 861, from Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), would overturn the city’s 2015 vintage paid sick leave policy. 

The House Industry and Labor Committee discussed the potential legislation Wednesday that aims to prevent local municipalities from creating their own labor policies.

Friday, June 15, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Legislators, Treasurer outline plans to help students pay for higher education

Legislators, Treasurer outline plans to help students pay for higher education

The “Pennsylvania Promise Plan” is the idea that the commonwealth can cover free college tuition to resident Pennsylvania high school students.

Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) introduced the plan in legislation last Monday. SB 1111, and its companion bill, House Bill 2444, comes after the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and Keystone Research Center released the layout of the plan back in January.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Lawmakers push bills to buttress crumbling state historically black colleges and univerisites

Lawmakers push bills to buttress crumbling state historically black colleges and univerisites

State Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Representative Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny), and Representative Ed Gainey (D-Allegheny) announced the introduction of the bills last week that affect Lincoln University and Cheyney University specifically. 

The proposed office would be responsible for helping Cheyney and Lincoln work with federal departments and agencies, educational associations, and philanthropic organizations. 

Friday, June 8, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Philadelphia City Council ponders campaign contribution reform

Philadelphia City Council ponders campaign contribution reform

Philadelphia’s City Council’s Committee on Law and Government Tuesday discussed the possibility of shifting campaign contribution limits from an annual basis to an election cycle basis.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
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