Philadelphia Democrats rally for minimum wage increase

Philadelphia Democrats rally for minimum wage increase

Four members of the Philadelphia delegation to Harrisburg joined advocates and business owners Thursday afternoon to promote a plan to raise the state’s minimum wage. 
 
The General Assembly continues to consider raising the minimum wage. Gov. Tom Wolf (D) has called to raise the rate to $15 an hour but the proposal has yet to gain traction in the Republican-controlled legislature.
Friday, May 24, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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City Council passes lead testing requirements

City Council passes lead testing requirements

Philadelphia City Council passed an ordinance Thursday that create requirements for testing blood lead levels in children.

Introduced by Councilmember Blondell Reynolds Brown (D-At Large), the bill seeks to get more children in the city tested for lead poisoning at earlier ages. Many are affected by the high amounts of lead paint in older houses rented to young families. The bill passed unanimously, 16-0.

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Rep. Rabb touts education fair funding at local school

Rep. Rabb touts education fair funding at local school

On the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) celebrated a school opening a new library. He also took time to discuss the need for fair funding for education.

Rabb has introduced legislation to funnel all the education budget through the proposed “fair funding” formula. Currently only new funds have gone through the student-weighted approach, which is about nine percent of the total state budget.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Fetterman, legislators discuss legalizing marijuana in Philadelphia

Fetterman, legislators discuss legalizing marijuana in Philadelphia

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) joined citizens and legislators at Temple University Sunday afternoon to discuss the ramifications of legalizing marijuana to Philadelphia.

Stops in Philadelphia served as the culmination of a statewide listening tour for Fetterman on legalizing marijuana.

Monday, May 20, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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A primer for Philadelphia Primary Day

A primer for Philadelphia Primary Day

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday in Philadelphia for primary elections. Citizens will choose for mayor, City Council, judges, and other city offices.  

 

Dozens of candidates will fill the ballot for May 21st. While winners on Tuesday will advance to the November general election, many consider this the biggest fight of the campaign. 

 

Friday, May 17, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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