Jim Kenney

Minimum wage rally at City Hall in Center City. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Rally Held In Center City To Raise Minimum Wage In Philadelphia

Justin Harrison, a volunteer organizer with the group “15 Now” says with the current minimum wage, it’s virtually impossible to make ends meet.

08/15/2015

News, Politics and Entertainment with The Chris Stigall Show | August 14

Jeff Bolton filled in for Chris and discussed Mayor Michael Nutter’s expanded plans for next month’s Papal visit, Governor Tom Wolf calling on Attorney General Kathleen Kane to resign, and NBC canceling a mayoral debate because of Jim Kenney’s demands. He talked with Economist Chris Butler on Finance Friday about the government’s record tax collections at 7:00 and Phillies Announcer Scott Franzke about Chase Utley’s future with the team at 8:00.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/14/2015

News, Politics and Entertainment with the Chris Stigall Show | July 30

Chris discussed the Phillies trade of Cole Hamels and the indictment of Congressman Chaka Fattah. He talked with Chaka Fattah Jr about his father’s indictment and his involvement in the investigation at 7:20 and comedian Wanda Sykes at 8:00

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/30/2015

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Philadelphia‘s Immigrant Community Stands Up To Bill Punishing Sanctuary Cities

Philadelphia’s immigrant community took a stand today against a bill passed by Congress last week.

07/29/2015

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An Important Endorsement For Democratic Mayoral Candidate Jim Kenney

All five losing primary candidates endorsed Kenney on Thursday.

07/23/2015

Jim Kenney, the night of his Democratic primary win in the Philadelphia mayoral race.  File photo by KYW's Pat Loeb

Philadelphia Mayoral Hopeful Jim Kenney Says Battle For Gay Rights Goes On

Today, Kenney recalled that during the 1990’s, when there was widespread and staunch opposition to his efforts for “domestic partnerships” legislation, he never could have imagined this moment.

06/26/2015

NJ governor Chris Christie, at a press conference following his state budget actions.  Image from State of NJ television

Area Politicians Weigh In on US Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

Following today’s decision by the US Supreme Court overturning several states’ bans on gay marriage, political figures across the country were staking out various positions on the issue.

06/26/2015

(Melissa Murray Bailey, in file photo by CBS3)

GOP Candidate For Phila. Mayor Wary of Proposed Expansion of PPA Duties

“I didn’t necessarily know that (parking enforcement officers) have a lot of extra time on their hands,” candidate Melissa Murray Bailey says. “And if they do have extra time on their hands, then we should be looking at how we’re allocating our resources.”

06/12/2015

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Democratic Mayoral Nominee Kenney Introduces Idea Of Expanding Powers Of PPA

The November election is less than five months away, but Democratic Mayoral candidate Jim Kenney is already introducing the idea of giving the Philadelphia Parking Authority more responsibility, which isn’t entirely new.

06/11/2015

(At Children's Village, a pre-K facility on North 8th Street, Mayor Nutter is flanked by early education advocate Eva Gladstein and councilman Mark Squilla as he outlines his administration's program.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Officials Press For Universal Pre-K, Appeal For State Funding

“A Running Start Philadelphia” is a five-step plan to provide the services and programs needed to implement a pre-kindergarten system for every Philadelphia schoolchild.

06/02/2015

Long-time leader of IBEW Local 98 John Dougherty. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Local Union Boss Reflects On Widespread Support Of Jim Kenney

One of the prime movers that drove results in the recent Democratic primary in Philadelphia was the leader of the Electricians’ Union, John Dougherty.

05/28/2015

Jim Kenney, acknowledging his win in the Democratic mayoral primary on May 19th.  File photo from CBS3)

Kenney, Anticipating Likely November Victory, Begins Work on Hiring

Kenney says he’s not taking a victory in the mayoral race for granted, but he does plan to meet with Mayor Nutter shortly about personnel.

05/27/2015

Jim Kenney (credit: Tim Jimenez)

Democratic Mayoral Nominee Kenney Embracing Some Nutter Initiatives

He fully admits there are a handful that he plans to continue.

05/25/2015

Derek Green with supporters. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW Newsradio)

Council At-Large Primary Winner Skirts Questions Of A Deal

This past Tuesday’s primary battle for City Council at-large nominations ended with a relatively new name –Derek Green — as the top vote-getter.

05/23/2015

Jim Kenney (credit: Tim Jimenez)

Pennsylvania Working Families Director: ‘Our Message Of Keeping Philly Schools Public Helped Kenney Win’

Kati Sipp, the Director of Pennsylvania Working Families, spoke with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about the effect that she feels that her organization had on Jim Kenney winning the Democratic primary for mayor of Philadelphia.

05/22/2015

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