Committee passes changes to real estate tax assistance

Committee passes changes to real estate tax assistance

Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Finance passed an amended ordinance Tuesday altering tax exemption eligibility. The measure seeks to offer more homeowners the opportunity to save money by applying to the Longtime Owners Occupant Program by extending deadlines and increasing the cap on total exemptions.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
VIDEO: Fetterman launches marijuana listening tour

VIDEO: Fetterman launches marijuana listening tour

The snow did not keep people away from the first stop on Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's listening tour Monday night. Hundreds lined up outside the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg waiting to get through security to talk about legalizing marijuana.


The majority seemed to be in favor of legalizing adult use cannabis, but people from both sides showed up to give their opinions. 


Tuesday, February 12, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Freshman Focus: Rep. Brandon Markosek

Freshman Focus: Rep. Brandon Markosek

Meet Rep. Brandon Markosek (D-Allegheny), the new Markosek in Harrisburg. 

Markosek has been around Harrisburg and Pennsylvania government his whole life watching his father in office, and now it is his turn to make a change. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Democrats rally for higher wages in Philadelphia

Democrats rally for higher wages in Philadelphia

Legislators and labor supporters gathered at Frankford Transportation Center in Philadelphia Friday afternoon to support Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. For much of the rally, one key person was missing Tom Wolf. 

 

Gov. Wolf proposed Pennsylvania raise the minimum wage above the current $7.25 an hour, the lowest among the neighboring states as part of his 2019-20 budget plan 

Monday, February 11, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Freshman Focus: Rep. Dan Williams

Freshman Focus: Rep. Dan Williams

Meet Rep. Dan Williams (D-Chester). From the church on Sunday as a pastor to the political arena, Williams stated that his job as a pastor is what led to him running for office. He said he hopes to make an impact that changes people's lives in a way he believes he wouldn't have been able to do if it wasn't for getting voted into the legislature. 

Monday, February 11, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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