Sen. Williams launches mayoral race with promises of action and advocacy

Sen. Williams launches mayoral race with promises of action and advocacy

Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams (D-Philadelphia) officially launched his mayoral campaign Monday night in a crowded art gallery in West Philadelphia.

Williams filed his nominating petition before last week’s deadline. This creates a re-match of the 2015 Democratic primary, where Williams lost handily to now-Mayor Jim Kenney.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Officials, challengers file for Philadelphia’s May primary elections

Officials, challengers file for Philadelphia’s May primary elections

Dozens of Philadelphia citizens filed their nomination petitions Tuesday for the 2019 primary elections. Now comes the fun part: the campaign.

Voters will elect nominees for mayor, sheriff, judges, the 17 seats in City Council, and two of three City Commissioners on May 21st. Tuesday was the deadline to file petitions with enough signatures to get on the ballot.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia releases “Roadmap to Safer Communities”

Philadelphia releases “Roadmap to Safer Communities”

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) and city officials announced last Thursday a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence and lower the city's murder rate.

 

The “Roadmap to Safer Communities” comes as a response to Kenney’s request to his Cabinet for such a plan in late September. This is a collaboration of multiple departments and entities, including City Council, police, the school district, and neighborhood organizations.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia celebrates two years of pre-K

Philadelphia celebrates two years of pre-K

The City of Philadelphia celebrated two years of offering free pre-Kindergarten classes across the city Friday. Mayor Jim Kenney (D) joined city officials and educators in southwest Philadelphia to mark one of his major social policy achievements in his first term in office. 
Friday, January 4, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
PA Supreme Court to take up appeal in Philadelphia Soda Tax case

PA Supreme Court to take up appeal in Philadelphia Soda Tax case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the appeal in Williams v. City of Philadelphia, the case working its way through the state courts challenging the legality of the beverage tax levied by the City of Philadelphia.

 

The court, in granting the appeal, limited review of the issue to the following question: “Does the City's Tax violate the Sterling Act, 53 P.S. § 15971, which prohibits Philadelphia from imposing a tax on a transaction or subject that the Commonwealth already taxes?”

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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