Philly, Pittsburgh both named finalists for new Amazon HQ

Philly, Pittsburgh both named finalists for new Amazon HQ

Pennsylvania's two biggest cities are both finalists for Amazon’s HQ2 that sent elected officials across the country running to their planners to craft their golden ticket for $5 billion in investment and 50,000 new jobs.

Both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh were listed as one of the 20 finalists Amazon announced with a page on their website posted Thursday morning. In total, 238 cities and regions applied for the second headquarters after Amazon announced its plans in the fall 2017.

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
State lawmakers hope stronger trash-dumping enforcement legislation will help clean up “filthadelphia”

State lawmakers hope stronger trash-dumping enforcement legislation will help clean up “filthadelphia”

Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia) and other members of the state House’s Philadelphia delegation are hoping that newly introduced legislation to strengthen trash-dumping enforcement in Pennsylvania’s largest city will help clean up what has been dubbed as “filthadelphia.”

Tuesday, November 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
DePasquale releases report on DNC Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee grant

DePasquale releases report on DNC Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee grant

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a report Monday of a review of the Democratic National Convention Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee's financial records. 

He found of the $10 million state grant that, because the grant agreement did not contain a claw-back provision, the committee was not required to pay back that money.

Monday, November 20, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
PA eyes participation in US semiquincentennial

PA eyes participation in US semiquincentennial

While the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States is still over eight years away, the federal government and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are already in the beginning stages of planning how to celebrate the birth of the nation.

Monday, November 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Philadelphia taxes get state legislative spotlight

Philadelphia taxes get state legislative spotlight

Two Philadelphia-specific taxes got the legislative spotlight Tuesday as the Senate Local Government Committee held a hearing on the city’s beverage tax and the House Finance Committee held a hearing examining legislation to alter the city’s wage tax.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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