Philadelphia City Council passes budget

Philadelphia City Council passes budget

Philadelphia City Council passed their 2020 budget package Thursday. In a tension-filled session, this surprisingly contained little drama.
 
The council received the 2020 budget and five-year plan from Mayor Jim Kenney (D) in March. Weeks of hearings and negotiations led to the nearly-unanimous passage.
Thursday, June 13, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Legislators to consider another attempt at easing 5G roadblocks, despite concerns from rural members

Legislators to consider another attempt at easing 5G roadblocks, despite concerns from rural members

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Some lawmakers do, as they are again proposing a bill that would make it easier to deploy the technology needed to roll out 5G, the ultra-fast network that would make everything from browsing the web to responding to emergencies to self-driving cars smoother.
Thursday, June 13, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

From discussions about raising minimum wage to new legislation mirroring Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore PA plan to a new report being released with information about Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) and sexual assault claims. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Wolf says he’ll veto $100 million increase to EITC program

Wolf says he’ll veto $100 million increase to EITC program

Just one day after the Pennsylvania Senate voted to send a bill expanding the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program to his desk, Gov. Tom Wolf has said he will veto the legislation.

 

House Bill 800, sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), would increase the cap on contributions to the state’s EITC program, which allows businesses to receive tax credits for donating to scholarship organizations that provide private school scholarships to Pennsylvania students.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Gov. Wolf, Mayor Kenney celebrate Navy Yard groundbreaking

Gov. Wolf, Mayor Kenney celebrate Navy Yard groundbreaking

Pennsylvania’s success in recruiting companies in emerging industries was on display Wednesday in Philadelphia. Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and Mayor Jim Kenney (D) were on hand for the groundbreaking for Iovance’s new research hub at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia, joining a growing list of biotech and other medical-related companies who have established locations in the former industrial hub.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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