Immigrants, clergy and others want Republican State Representative John Taylor of Port Richmond to support the bill.
Prosecutors, police and lawmakers renewed their call for legislation that mandates hard time in jail for carrying illegal guns.
Stigall On Republicans Targeting Philly Beer Gardens: They’re Acting Like ‘Nanny-state, Money-grubbing Democrats’
Chris Stigall criticized Republican State Senators in Pennsylvania for attempting to coerce the PA Liquor Control Board to close outdoor beer gardens that have sprung up around Philadelphia for the summer.
The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill, sponsored by Rep. John Taylor (R-Phila.), which will create a minimum two-year prison sentence for someone who carries an unlicensed gun in Philadelphia.
Matthew Wolfe, a GOP ward leader in Philadelphia, says he is ready to run against the Democrats’ pick in the May special election for the City Council seat recently vacated by Bill Green.
The discussion, titled “Philadelphia Taxes — Past, Present and Future.” was organized by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Temple University’s Center on Regional Politics.
“I want people to know all across Philadelphia: you carry, you do two,” said Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams.
A spokesman for Governor Corbett says he’s pleased, even though the committee made significant changes to his proposal.
Once inside her old high school, 16-year-old Samantha Pawlucy apparently didn’t feel comfortable enough to stay.
With Philadelphia’s property tax overhaul apparently on hold for a year, the state House has advanced legislation that would protect tax revenues for the city and school district in the interim.
KYW’s Michelle Durham reports on the disagreement among Pennsylvania leaders on whether changing the system of liquor sales in the state is a good idea.
The chairman of the state House Liquor Control Committee says the push to privatize booze sales in Pennsylvania means a delicate balance between public safety and consumer convenience in the city of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Republican John Taylor, chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, says he believes the legislation is needed but must be carefully drafted.