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.
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.
One of the prime movers that drove results in the recent Democratic primary in Philadelphia was the leader of the Electricians’ Union, John Dougherty.
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.
He fully admits there are a handful that he plans to continue.
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.
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.
Nutter formally endorsed Kenney, despite Kenney’s frequent criticisms of Nutter’s administration.
Melissa Murray Bailey, the Republican candidate for Mayor in Philadelphia, spoke with Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.
Kenney says he plans to discuss “Stop and Frisk” with Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey who has implemented the policy here.
La Salle Political Science professor Dr. Mary Ellen Balchunis told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT morning host that she not only expects Kenney to win the election this November, but is already predicting a second term.
Green, now a member of the School Reform Commission, says his occasional sparring with Kenney when they served together on City Council won’t factor into his decision about running against him.