Gov. Wolf nominates Estelle Richman to School Reform Commission

Gov. Wolf nominates Estelle Richman to School Reform Commission

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday he intends to nominate Estelle Richman to the School Reform Commission.

 

Richman, a former Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare (now Human Services) under Gov. Ed Rendell, also recently served as a special advisor to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Friday, October 28, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia Mayor Kenney signs executive order banning gifts from lobbyists to city employees

Philadelphia Mayor Kenney signs executive order banning gifts from lobbyists to city employees

In a step that he hopes will help restore public trust in government employees, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday that he has signed an executive order expanding and clarifying rules related to gifts that can be accepted by city employees.

 

Chief among the changes is, for the first time in city history, a ban on city employees receiving gifts from registered lobbyists.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia expands prevailing wage requirements

Philadelphia expands prevailing wage requirements

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law Thursday a bill that would expand the city’s prevailing wage ordinance to include service workers at universities, hospitals, stadiums, the Convention Center and other publicly-subsidized institutions.

 

Prevailing wage requirements mandate any corporation or non-profit that receives a subsidy from the city or a city-related agency to pay the going rate for wages and benefits to those they hire that are subject to prevailing wage requirements as outlined by the city.

Friday, October 21, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 26


This week the podcast goes on the road to Philadelphia where we talk to a former member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Philadelphia Councilwoman Cherelle Parker (District 9).

Councilwoman Parker talks about why she moved from representing her constituents in Harrisburg to nearly doubling her constituency in her new role in City Hall. We also touch on issues relating to inter-governmental cooperation, what she's been working on in Philadelphia, and how she's adjusting to her new position.

Friday, October 21, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
Auditor General to audit Philadelphia Parking Authority

Auditor General to audit Philadelphia Parking Authority

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Monday that he will begin auditing the Philadelphia Parking Authority to determine the adherence to and the effectiveness of PPA’s employment policies and procedures, including policies and procedures related to prohibiting sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

Monday, October 3, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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