Philadelphia mayoral debate produces positions, attacks

Philadelphia mayoral debate produces positions, attacks

The three candidates competing for the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia’s mayoral race met for their only televised debate Monday night.  

 

Mayor Jim Kenney will face State Senator Anthony Williams and former city controller Alan Butkovitz Tuesday in the primary election. Kenney has led the polls and looks to continue the trend of incumbents winning re-election that’s dominated Philadelphia politics since 1983. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Longtime Philadelphia grocer calls for end to sweetened beverage tax

Longtime Philadelphia grocer calls for end to sweetened beverage tax

Jeff Brown is a name known to veteran policymakers in Harrisburg. He’s been involved with the Fresh Food Financing Initiative and helped launch programs that to prevent “food deserts” across the state. Now, the Philadelphia supermarket owner could use some help in his own backyard. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
PA Gaming Control Board gets update on Live! Casino in Philadelphia

PA Gaming Control Board gets update on Live! Casino in Philadelphia

With their license up for renewal, the managing partners responsible for Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia met with members of the Gaming Control Board Monday afternoon to update them on the project’s progress. 

 

Issued in 2014, the license is due to renew this year to operate in South Philadelphia near the city’s stadiums. The proposal has faced neighborhood opposition, construction delays, and underwhelming popular support.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
City Council presses City Commissioners on controversial voting machines

City Council presses City Commissioners on controversial voting machines

Members of Philadelphia City Council Tuesday questioned members of the City Commissioner’s office on the acquisition process of the new voting machines slated to handle next year’s primary elections.  

 

Philadelphia must replace over 3,700 voting machines this year to meet the state’s new criteria for safe elections with paper-backed results. The city commissioners approved a vendor earlier this year but advocates and the city controller have sought investigations into the bidding process. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Sen. Williams talks mayoral campaign

Sen. Williams talks mayoral campaign

There’s a primary election for mayor in Philadelphia in a couple weeks. Judging from the ad buys and talk in town, that may not be obvious to outsiders.  

Monday, May 6, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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