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(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Lashes Out at City Council Plan to Decriminalize Marijuana

The measure passed by City Council makes possession of about an ounce of pot punishable by only a $25 fine.

08/05/2014

Stigall Show Log 7.25.14

Chris reviews coverage of the Israel/Palestinian conflict, Councilman Jim Kenney’s establishment of a marijuana hotline to share your arrest story, and President Obama’s fundraising. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday at 7:00 and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece at 8:00.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/25/2014

(City councilman James Kenney, left, in file image from City of Phila. TV.  Mayor Michael Nutter, right, in file photo by Mike Dunn)

Tussle Over Credit For New Regulations After Center City Building Collapse

Tragedy can lead to legislative change. And that, in turn, can lead to politicians tripping over one another in the rush to claim credit.

07/20/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman James Kenney, in file photo.)

Nutter Weighing City Council’s Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Pot

The bill’s sponsor, Councilman Jim Kenney, estimates that the new marijuana policy could save the police department and the courts $4 million a year.

06/19/2014

(Councilman Jim Kenney, left, and deputy mayor Alan Greenberger, right, during City Council hearing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Presses Nutter Administration Over Cost of Foreign Trips

Councilman Jim Kenney was among those questioning deputy maoyr Alan Greenberger about the value of Mayor Nutter’s taxpayer-funded overseas trips.

04/02/2014

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Councilman Kenney Says More Money Should Go Toward Fire House Maintenance

Councilman James Kenney is an avid visitor to Penn’s Landing, but he had difficulty squaring the Nutter Administration’s $8-million in planned improvements on the waterfront, compared to just over $3-million in capital money this year to fix up fire stations.

03/26/2014

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Tussling Over Love Park Plan as City Council OKs Sale of Underground Garage

Council president Darell Clarke is voicing opposition to a councilman’s plan that would let skateboarders back in an area of the park once the makeover is finished.

03/13/2014

(Philadelphia director of public safety Michael Resnick testifies before a City Council committee about ICE holds.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers See Good News In Nutter’s Plan To End ‘ICE Holds’

Michael Resnick, Philadelphia’s director of public safety, says the only exceptions will be where an individual is convicted of a serious felony.

03/12/2014

Stigall Show Log 3.11.14

Chris discusses the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the controversial case of boobies bracelets, a bill introduced in Philadelphia City Council to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, and John McCain’s appearance on David Letterman’s show. He talks to Rutgers Professor Dr. Rudy Bell about his objection to Condoleezza Rice delivering their commencement address and CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin about he appearance at the National Constitution Center.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/11/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman James Kenney, in file photo.)

Phila. Councilmembers Weigh Changes To City’s Marijuana Laws

Councilman James Kenney notes that there were 4,200 arrests last year in Philadelphia involving people with small amounts of pot.

03/10/2014

Wells Fargo Center (credit: Bruce Bennett/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Keeps Itself In Running For 2016 Democratic Convention

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has sent a letter to the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee expressing interest in hosting the party’s 2016 national convention.

02/27/2014

(In Philadelphia City Council chambers, councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sanchez, at lectern, discussed Philadelphia's policy of cooperting with ICE.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Hearing Sought Before Nutter Modifies ICE Cooperation Agreement

Now, when Philadelphia police stop an undocumented immigrant for even a minor offense, officers will enter the person’s information into a database shared with federal immigration authorities.

02/20/2014

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Councilman Wants Renovated Love Park To Include a Skate Park

Councilman Jim Kenney suggested that the renovation of Love Park include a section for skateboarders, who once flocked there from around the world.

02/19/2014

FILE PHOTO: Salt trucks out in full force (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Councilman Wants Hearing On Road Salt Dangers and Misuse

City councilman Jim Kenney has a long list of concerns about how the Streets Department uses salt during snowstorms. Topping the list is whether road salt poses serious health hazards to dogs or small children.

02/08/2014

(Philadelphia fleet manager Christopher Cocci listens to a question during a City Council hearing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Following September Blaze, Phila. Officials Probe Condition of City’s Fire Vehicles

Councilmembers questioned the city’s fleet manager, Christopher Cocci, concerning the September blaze that heavily damaged a firehouse at 4th and Arch Streets.

12/04/2013

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