Statue of former Philly mayor, police chief scheduled for move — but not for a few years

Statue of former Philly mayor, police chief scheduled for move — but not for a few years

The controversial Frank Rizzo statue that stands at the steps of the Municipal Services Building Plaza on John F. Kennedy Boulevard between 15th and Broad Streets is not coming down any time soon.

Rather, it is looking like it won’t be moved for another two to three years, according to Mayor Jim Kenney. 

For Kenney, the statue just isn’t a priority right now. He said that he wants to deal with the opioid crisis and education first. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - August 6, 2018

Tweets of the Week - August 6, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, August 10, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Kenney announces Philadelphia to no longer allow ICE access to PARS

Kenney announces Philadelphia to no longer allow ICE access to PARS

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney today announced the city will not continue its Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) agreement with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The decision also drew criticisms from Republicans, including former state senator and gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner.

Friday, July 27, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Philadelphia
While reserving room for legislative action, state Supreme Court upholds Philly soda tax

While reserving room for legislative action, state Supreme Court upholds Philly soda tax

While leaving open future action from the state legislature, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court upheld Philadelphia’s soda tax Wednesday.

The tax, signed into law in 2016, was levied by the city to fund additional education investments. It was then challenged by restaurant industry groups and local business people as a violation of a 1932 state law that granted the city the right to tax anything without a state levy.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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
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