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(Supporters of the paid sick leave bill outside Philadelphia City Hall.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Supporters of Philadelphia Paid-Sick-Leave Bill Press Council For Passage

The lines are clearly drawn on this controversial issue, and a coalition of groups has delivered 60,000 signatures urging Council to, as they put it, “stand with families, not corporate lobbyists.”

03/13/2013

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City Council Wants Philadelphia Businesses To Offer Employees Paid Sick Days

Philadelphia City Councilman Bill Greenlee is once again trying to get the “Healthy Families and Workplaces” bill passed.

03/05/2013

(Supporters of mandatory paid sick leave demonstrate outside Philadelphia City Council chambers prior to a hearing on the proposed measure.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Push Paid-Sick-Leave Measure Forward Again

After a day-long hearing, a Philadelphia City Council committee hasapproved a bill that forces local businesses to offer workers paid sick leave.

03/05/2013

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A Philadelphia City Council Committee Approves Pet Horse Regulations

A city council committee was not horsing around when its members approved the first-ever regulations on keeping a horse as a pet in Philadelphia.

02/13/2013

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Councilman Greenlee Wants To Reopen Paid Sick Leave Debate

As City Council opens its 2013 session this morning, the lawmakers will find an old controversy is back.

01/24/2013

(A horse found tied to a fence last year in North Philadelphia.)

City Councilman Introduces Regulations Regarding Horse Ownership

A Philadelphia city councilman insists he’s not horsing around in introducing new regulations to cover when a resident keeps a horse at their house.

12/06/2012

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Philadelphia Activist and Lawmaker Ed Schwartz Dead at 69

Schwartz served one term on City Council, from 1984 until 1988. But he is remembered as well for his work promoting neighborhood activism.

11/29/2012

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Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Forward On New Rules For Commercial Signs

The lawmakers updated regulations on outdoor signs but put off a vote on the controversial issue of billboards.

11/28/2012

(Philadelphia City Council members attend a roundtable discussion about paid sick leave legislation.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Lawmaker Says He’ll Try Again For Broad Paid Sick Leave Law

City councilman-at-large Bill Greenlee in 2011 was able to get the full Council’s approval for citywide mandatory earned sick leave, but he failed to get enough votes to override Mayor Nutter’s veto.

11/19/2012

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Philadelphia Restaurant Workers Getting Burnt, Wage/Benefits Survey Finds

A groundbreaking survey of Philadelphia restaurant workers shows the majority of them make below-poverty wages, even after tips, and get no benefits.

10/10/2012

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City Council Debates Plan To Increase Fines For Illegal ATV Riding

A city council committee today debates a plan from the Nutter Administration to boost the penalties for riding all terrain vehicles in parks and on sidewalks.

10/03/2012

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City Will Look At Increasing Ad Space On Philadelphia Newsstands

A city councilman wants to expand the amount of advertising that’s allowed on Philadelphia newsstands, with some of the extra revenue going to the city.

09/27/2012

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No Hope For Reduced Wage, Rebate Repealed

Council has voted 10-6 to repeal a wage-tax rebate for workers classified as working poor by the Commonwealth.

07/01/2012

(Council President Darrell Clarke, second from right, huddles with colleagues as budget negotiations continued Thursday morning.) (credit: KYW's Mike Dunn)

Support For Mayor Nutter’s Property Tax Plan Waning

Support in City Council for the mayor’s proposed property tax overhaul appears to be crumbling, as lawmakers today try once again to hammer out a budget deal.

06/14/2012

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City Council Scheduled To Discuss Budget, AVI

City council today will again hunker down and try to hammer out a budget deal. But first votes last week on a new property tax system, and new money for the school district, may not survive on final passage.

06/14/2012

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