Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 26


This week the podcast goes on the road to Philadelphia where we talk to a former member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Philadelphia Councilwoman Cherelle Parker (District 9).

Councilwoman Parker talks about why she moved from representing her constituents in Harrisburg to nearly doubling her constituency in her new role in City Hall. We also touch on issues relating to inter-governmental cooperation, what she's been working on in Philadelphia, and how she's adjusting to her new position.

Friday, October 21, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
Auditor General to audit Philadelphia Parking Authority

Auditor General to audit Philadelphia Parking Authority

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Monday that he will begin auditing the Philadelphia Parking Authority to determine the adherence to and the effectiveness of PPA’s employment policies and procedures, including policies and procedures related to prohibiting sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

Monday, October 3, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Philadelphia, state lawmakers speak out against proposed reenactment of municipal gun ordinance preemption law

Philadelphia city officials were joined by state lawmakers Thursday in Philadelphia City Council Chambers to speak out against two legislative proposals moving through the General Assembly that would reenact a previously-held unconstitutional law that would give standing to membership organizations to bring actions on behalf of members to overturn municipal gun ordinances that are preempted by state law.

 

The original law, which was passed as part of Act 192 of 2014, was found unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court earlier this June based upon procedural grounds.

Thursday, September 29, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
PUC approves emergency order to allow Uber to further assist in alleviating Philadelphia transportation shortage

PUC approves emergency order to allow Uber to further assist in alleviating Philadelphia transportation shortage

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) unanimously approved an emergency order Thursday that would allow the ride-sharing service known as Uber to use cars older than currently allowed by commission regulations in Philadelphia and surrounding counties in order to help alleviate the transportation shortage in the area.

Thursday, July 21, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
PA Supreme Court to review decision creating “extra-legislative scheme” for amending charter school charters

PA Supreme Court to review decision creating “extra-legislative scheme” for amending charter school charters

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Tuesday announced it will be taking the appeal of Discovery Charter School, who is complaining, that—among other things—the Commonwealth Court erred when it created what they say is an “extra-legislative scheme’ for amending charter school charters that is not contained in the Charter School Law.

The appeal stems from the case Discovery Charter School v. School Reform Commission, where the Commonwealth Court held that the School Reform Commission’s inaction on Discovery’s attempted amendment to its charter during its renewal phase constituted a denial of the amendment, and that denial was then appealable to the State Charter School Appeal Board.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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