Industry Fight Expected After Philadelphia Imposes New Rules On TV DishesThe vote was 17-0 as Council approved the bill, which among other things makes the satellite company responsible for painting a dish to match the roof if it is placed on the front of the home.
Councilman Proposes Ban On Student Housing In ‘Oversaturated’ Temple NeighborhoodAmid complaints from residents that students are running amok, the city councilman representing the neighborhood around Temple University wants to expand the area in which student housing is prohibited.
Council Members Feel Stung By Mayor Nutter's Veto Of Sick-Leave BillNow that Mayor Michael Nutter has sent Philadelphia City Council word for the second time in less than a week that he's vetoing recent legislation -- the latest is a sick-leave bill -- some Council members are accusing the mayor of hypocrisy.
City Council Reaches Deal: Property Taxes To Rise, Soda Tax DeadPhiladelphia City Council has reportedly reached a deal that is expected to raise around $53 million in revenue to bail out the city's school district.
Beverage Industry With Repeat, Not So Sweet Reaction To Nutter Soda Tax PlanAs Mayor Nutter travels to Harrisburg to get the school district more money, local bottlers and others opposed to the soda tax are running radio and print ads blasting the plan.
Philadelphia Councilman Wants Health Department To Resume Wild Raccoon ControlCouncilman Darrell Clarke says that in parts of his district, next to crime, wild and possibly rabid raccoons are the top issue.
Bill To Close 'Florida Gun Loophole' Passes Phila. City CouncilPhiladelphia City Council has approved a bill that attempts to close the so-called "Florida Gun Loophole," though the plan's sponsors fully expect it to be challenged in court.
Philly Councilman Presses To Close Florida Gun Loophole HerePennsylvania currently recognizes permits to carry concealed weapons issued by other states, and ex-cons can get such permits in Florida.