On immigration, Kenney struggles to keep Philadelphians, lawmakers and the feds happy

On immigration, Kenney struggles to keep Philadelphians, lawmakers and the feds happy

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney may have another struggle on his hands keeping the city’s sanctuary status
Friday, July 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
From soda to sick leave, Philadelphia lawmakers push back on preemption of local laws

From soda to sick leave, Philadelphia lawmakers push back on preemption of local laws

Rep. Donna Bullock (D-Philadelphia) is not shy about her concern that some bills introduced in Harrisburg have a main target: preempting policies set in place by Philadelphia’s local governing body.

“They want to put the handcuffs on Philadelphia and say ‘you can’t do that,’’’ Bullock said.

The issue of preemption, or to replace, reverse, or supercede another law that was already in place, has become a sticking point this year as state laws have attempted to roll back city policies.

Monday, July 9, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Philly City Council mulls how to slow down city traffic

Philly City Council mulls how to slow down city traffic

Members of Philadelphia City Council discussed traffic calming practices for the second time within a month Tuesday to determine whether or not the city will implement additional policies to decrease traffic deaths. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Philly paid sick leave may be next policy preempted

Philly paid sick leave may be next policy preempted

House Bill 861, from Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), would overturn the city’s 2015 vintage paid sick leave policy. 

The House Industry and Labor Committee discussed the potential legislation Wednesday that aims to prevent local municipalities from creating their own labor policies.

Friday, June 15, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Two years on, lawmakers review impact of Uber, Lyft on Pennsylvania

Two years on, lawmakers review impact of Uber, Lyft on Pennsylvania

An audit of ride share operations in Pennsylvania is in the works from the Public Utility Commission, a commission official revealed during a hearing Thursday.

“I have it on my desk to initiate the audit,” John Herzog, deputy chief counsel, said.

Thursday, June 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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