Philadelphia Parking Authority talks amending powers to possibly give additional funding to city and school district

Philadelphia Parking Authority talks amending powers to possibly give additional funding to city and school district

The Philadelphia Parking Authority implored the state legislature at a public hearing in Philadelphia Tuesday to alter state law so it can generate more money for both the city and the school district. 

To do this, the PPA wants the General Assembly to amend the current delegation of for cities of the first class, of which Philadelphia is the only one.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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
Crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge, who helps the gephyrophobes?

Crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge, who helps the gephyrophobes?

Approaching the towering Delaware Memorial Bridge while on a summer road trip might be frustrating for some because of the toll. For others, it might be traffic.

But for sufferers of gephyrophobia, or the fear of crossing a bridge, that frustration turns to terror.

And while there’s no way out of the $4 fee or snarled gridlock, the Delaware River and Bay Authority police offer a service to help out jelly-legging travelers.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Philly lawmakers throw support behind Taylor anti-squatting bill

Philly lawmakers throw support behind Taylor anti-squatting bill

A bill with bipartisan support, House Bill 1931 by Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia), aims to crack down on illegal trespassers known as “squatters.” With squatting a growing problem in their city, the bill has many Philadelphia legislators’ support.
Thursday, June 28, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Tags: squatting
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