Philly City Council eyes lawsuit route to enact gun regulations
City Council will attempt to use a new strategy to force state officials to enact gun regulations or allow Philadelphia to put in place its own.
Philly’s City Council will take up the wage tax refund extension Mayor Kenney vetoed
The new Philadelphia City Council and Mayor Jim Kenney are on a crash course over legislation that would expand a program to refund more of the city’s wage tax to low-income residents and non-residents.
Philly Council President Darrell Clarke doubles down on pledge to cut city poverty rate within 4 years
The Democrat recently reiterated a pledge to cut the poverty rate from 24.5 percent to 20 percent over the next four years.
Will the new Philly City Council take on Kenney’s soda tax? It’s doubtful | Analysis
By Michael D’Onofrio PHILADELPHIA — Despite calls for change, the outgoing Philadelphia City Council never managed to chip away at Mayor Jim Kenney’s soda tax. Separate efforts by Council members María Quiñones-Sánchez and Allan Domb to conduct studies and hold hearings on the 1.5-cent-per-ounce sweetened beverage tax never materialized before the end of this City […]
Philly won’t complete 2019 assessment appeals by year’s end
The city will push to January approximately 400 appeal hearings for property owners contesting their property assessments issued last year.
Philly Council passes long-awaited ban on single-use plastic bags
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has indicated that he'll sign the eco-friendly legislation. But it's not without its naysayers.
Philly Council passes tax abatement reforms; Kenney expected to sign
The changes will usher in a new era for the development community, which did not support the legislation.
Healthcare workers, union officials decry Philly’s changing healthcare industry landscape
So-called “Bad actors” were scooping up healthcare facilities throughout the Philadelphia region, threatening to trigger shocks to the industry similar to the sudden closure of Hahnemann Hospital.
Philly Mayor Frank Rizzo’s statue won’t be moved until ‘first quarter of calendar year 2022’
The statute of the former Philadelphia mayor is a subject of controversy -- and a frequent target of vandalism.
Philly Mayor Jim Kenney pushes back rollout of ‘fair workweek’ law as critics cry foul
The Kenney administration postponed the full rollout of the new labor protections to July 1, with part of the law going into effect earlier.
Under threat from mayor, City Council agrees to push back start date of changes to tax abatement
On Thursday, City Council advanced a proposal to phase out the subsidy incrementally for residential construction, with the legislation going into effect on Dec. 31, 2020.
Philly Mayor Jim Kenney threatens to kill tax abatement bill
The current City Council bill has enough support to override a veto and make it law, but it doesn't have enough time.