Rob Dubow, the mayor’s finance director, argued against raising the city’s “U&O” business tax and in favor of boosting taxes on liquor and cigarettes.
The Pennsylvania public school advocate group “Action United” filed the complaint after, the group said, its analysis of the plan showed that schools slated for closing disproportionately serve African-American, low income, and disabled students.
Comcast’s “Internet Essentials” is restricted to certain low-income families, but cuts the cost of getting online to $9.95/month.
Community groups pushing for a new law in Philadelphia that would require most businesses in the city to offer paid sick days to workers urged City Council to move the bill forward.
Critics of Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s new budget plan, released today in Harrisburg, were quick to respond.
Action United says this is not a new problem: that more experienced teachers are opting for schools in the northeast or southwest sections of the city.
A group of Chester residents, upset that they’ve gone for years without a hometown supermarket, has vowed to disrupt things at this weekend’s Philadelphia Union soccer game if they don’t get some action from city officials.
A group fighting urban blight wants to have a meeting with the Philadelphia Housing Authority to determine whether the Carl Greene controversy has been a distraction in tending to boarded-up, vacant homes under PHA control.