Councilman Jim Kenney
Sources tell KYW Newsradio that Republican Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania thinks he may have the votes to try and pass the legislation to intensify gun background checks that was recently defeated in the Senate.
A new plan approved Tuesday in a city council committee would require tow truck operators to take a photograph showing a vehicle parked illegally on or off the street in order to tow it.
School Reform Commission could pick a new superintendent from its two finalists any day now. And City Council members are weighing in on the process.
The camera program came up at a city council committee hearing Friday convened on the vexing issue of illegal trash dumping.
Philadelphia city councilman Jim Kenney is proposing to eliminate a layer of bureaucratic red tape when your car is towed in error and you want to get the towing fee refunded.
A new movie has sparked more outrage over the impact on bullying in America.
Calling for the hearing is councilman Jim Kenney, who says he has information that Verizon is not honoring its Fios buildout plan agreed upon three years ago with City Council.
Mayor Nutter’s budget experts were in the hot seat as Philadelphia City Council opened hearings on Nutter’s plan to revamp the way property assessments are calculated in the city.
Today brings the start of two months of Philadelphia City Council hearings on Mayor Nutter’s new budget, and the process could get heated over Nutter’s plan to overhaul property assessments, while bringing in $90-million extra to the Philadelphia School District.
Mayor Nutter plans on closing out the year by wielding his veto plan, nixing a plan for a large ‘wall wrap’ advertisement on a Center City building.
“Anything you could do, we would greatly appreciate,” said Bill Gault, head of Firefighters Local 22, in a personal plea to City Council members.
Even though the signs read “Sidewalk Closed,” some pedestrians used to cutting through the plaza are choosing to walk in the street along the southwest corner.
The age-old question of whether a hoagie is better than a cheese steak has apparently been settled in the hoagie’s favor on the floor of City Council.
With Philadelphia’s jobless rate in double digits, a City Council committee has okayed significant changes to the city’s business tax structure — and Mayor Nutter is on board as well.
City Council today tries yet again to tackle the thorny issue of Philadelphia’s business taxes, with a hearing on two proposals aimed at helping out firms based in the city and bringing new ones in.
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