Philadelphia City Council
Mandatory paid sick leave is now one step closer to becoming the law in Philadelphia after a city council committee gave unanimous approval to the plan.
Among those testifying was attorney Jackie Gallagher, whose third child, Jack, was diagnosed with autism at age 18 months.
Kenney –- first elected in 1991 — choked up at times as he bid his fellow councilmembers farewell.
Kenney spent much of today holed up in his City Council office, making what an aide described as “personal calls.”
“Bunch of e-mails, bunch of phone calls, wanting to know if I was announcing that I was getting back in the race,” he began.
“I’ve decided that I will not seek re-election this year for City Council, for the 9th District,” Tasco told KYW Newsradio this morning.
By law, Clarke would have had to resign his seat to run for mayor.
Advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing appeared at Philadelphia City Council this past week to give their view on how the police department interacts with deaf people who are victims of crimes, or even suspects.
Orie Fiebush, according the Ethics Board, has put more than $250,000 of his own money into his campaign, and by law that triggers a doubling of contribution limits on other candidates.
Jenné Ayers wants to become the youngest person ever to serve on Philadelphia City Council, announcing her candidacy for a Council at-large seat.
Back in 2007, then-candidate Bob Brady (in photo) faced a challenge from rival Tom Knox, and Brady racked up nearly a half-million dollars in legal fees.
Councilman Jim Kenney was fuming that Gov. Christie sat with the owner of the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field during Sunday night’s Eagles game.
They’re often called ‘notarios’ — scammers who demand thousands of dollars from new immigrants without any guarantee they can actually get them papers.
The “Joybells” choir provided a festive note for city council members and staffers Thursday after the council adjourned for the year.
Abraham hand-delivered a letter to City Council president Darrell Clarke asking him to reconsider scheduling a hearing and inviting the private utility, UIL, back to the table.