Bills

Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
December 31, 2019 - 5:22 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney almost made it through his first term without vetoing any legislation from City Council. But with just a few days left, he's told City Council he won't sign six bills that members passed this month. Read more here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney signs 2 bills designed to protect teenagers from the lure of nicotine.
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Pat Loeb
December 18, 2019 - 2:52 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Wednesday signed two bills designed to protect teenagers from the lure of nicotine, and a group of young people who lobbied for the measures was there to watch. Read more here.
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Buffalo Bills running back Taiwan Jones (7) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao (97) and safety Tre Sullivan (49) during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field.
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Dave Uram
October 25, 2019 - 10:06 am
This is Week 8 for your Eagles. They are 3-4. They are going to visit the 5-1 Buffalo Bills. It's a critical game for them, after a miserable performance in Dallas. Coach Doug Pederson on Wednesday said the Eagles are embarrassed and they're mad, and Hall of Fame football expert Ray Didinger says...
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Marijuana plant
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Justin Udo
October 16, 2019 - 6:19 pm
There's a push to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia-area state senators are working together in an effort to do just that.
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The House is expected to approve a bill Friday ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
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July 23, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The vote came after Democratic...
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Sept. 11 first responders John Feal, left, Ret. Lt. Michael O'Connell, right, and other first responders speak to reporters as they leave the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, following their meeting at McConnell's office on Capitol Hill.
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June 25, 2019 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. McConnell made the commitment after meeting Tuesday with a group of first responders. "We want to try to...
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This is the first March Madness tournament since legal gambling expanded last year in the U.S. The spread of legalized sports betting is largely following regional boundaries.
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June 23, 2019 - 9:18 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
April 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House has sent the Senate two more bills crafted on recommendations from the grand jury that investigated clergy child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania. Legislation intended to reform the statute of limitations for civil and criminal cases against abusers...
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Water faucet.
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Justin Udo
March 12, 2019 - 8:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A big change is coming to the way the Philadelphia Water Department is handling business. When their winter "no shut off" period ends April 1, the PWD will no longer send multiple letters to customers asking them to pay their bills. "We have begun sending shut off...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
March 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council Tuesday released a report on steps the city could take to reduce poverty and announced it would act on three of the recommendations this week. The report, called "Narrowing the Gap," was commissioned by Council President Darrell Clarke. READ...
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