Sen. Williams offers revisions to budget process during Philadelphia public comment session

Sen. Williams offers revisions to budget process during Philadelphia public comment session

Citizens gathered Monday afternoon in the City Council chambers of Philadelphia’s City Hall to address councilmembers as they sort out next year’s budget. While many advocated for specific plans and remediations, one offered critique and solutions for the overall process.

Sen. Anthony Williams (D) spoke at length to open the public comment session and challenged the current budget system of hearings and releases. Williams is opposing incumbent Mayor Jim Kenney (D) in May’s primary election.

Thursday, April 18, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Kenney calls for more dialogue on safe-injection sites

Kenney calls for more dialogue on safe-injection sites

Mayor Jim Kenney (D) announced Wednesday afternoon that plans to open an overdose prevention site in Philadelphia are on hold.

Kenney has been a strong proponent of safe-injection sites. However, he met Monday night with operating officials and citizens in the proposed neighborhood, who addressed safety concerns the location would create.

 

Thursday, April 18, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

In this week's 3 under 3, legislators joined Fair Districts PA to speak out against gerrymandering, Democratic lawmakers pushed to reexamine use-of-force guidelines for lawmakers and Attorney General Josh Shapiro revealed findings from the grand jury investigations that look into the state’s Medical Assistance program.

Check out the video for more information. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tags: 3 under 3
DePasquale and Deluca unveil School Board and Administration Financial Reform Package

DePasquale and Deluca unveil School Board and Administration Financial Reform Package

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and Rep. Tony Deluca (D-Allegheny) joined together today to unveil a package of legislation known as the School Board and Administration Financial Reform Package.

The bills would help keep Pennsylvania school districts from future financial mishaps that force Pennsylvania taxpayers from bailing them out.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Organizations want legislative fixes to recycling collection in Pennsylvania

Organizations want legislative fixes to recycling collection in Pennsylvania

Recycling in Pennsylvania may not be dead, but industry professionals see a broken system that could be aided by state lawmakers in Harrisburg. 
 
Panelists representing the National Waste & Recycling Association, Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, recycling company Agilyx and the Consumer Technology Association appeared before the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Wednesday to brief lawmakers on the state of recycling in Pennsylvania and urge legislators to fix the system and make it more convenient for Pennsylvania residents.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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