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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
April 25, 2019 - 5:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many Philadelphia homeowners have been dismayed to see their property taxes rise as a result of new assessments, so Councilman Brian O'Neill introduced a bill Thursday that he believes is a solution. O'Neill says his bill would make new assessments "revenue neutral."...
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215 People's Alliance
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Pat Loeb
April 19, 2019 - 1:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As Philadelphia's primary election gets closer, the 10-year tax abatement is emerging as a major issue for progressive candidates, putting one incumbent in an uncomfortable spotlight. Before he was councilman at-large, Allan Domb was known as the "Condo King," having...
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Advocate Erika Almirante, Janet Ginsberg of Community Legal Services and Allison Julian of the Domestic Workers Alliance testify.
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Pat Loeb
April 08, 2019 - 4:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some of Philadelphia's lowest paid and least protected workers got to air their grievances Monday as a City Council committee explored ways to help improve conditions for domestic workers and also sought to raise awareness about low wages in the parking industry...
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Pittsburgh City Council
Keith Srakocic/AP
April 02, 2019 - 2:25 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council gave final approval Tuesday to gun restrictions proposed after last year's synagogue massacre, inviting a legal challenge by gun-rights activists who have long tangled with the city over firearms. After taking an initial vote last week, the all-...
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The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the re-sentencing of former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge Willie Singletary.
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Pat Loeb
March 26, 2019 - 2:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia judge has ordered City Council-at-large candidate Willie Singletary off the May primary ballot because of his previous convictions for lying to the FBI during a corruption investigation. Singletary says he will appeal. Judge Stella Tsai ruled that...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
March 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia City Council begins hearings on the FY2020 budget Monday. The hearings tend to stretch on for weeks and often appear to be primarily an opportunity for council members to browbeat administration officials. Council president Darrell Clarke, though, set a...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
March 21, 2019 - 7:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council President Darrell Clarke's opponent in the May primary appeared in Council Chambers Thursday, shouting and visibly upset after her challenge to Clarke's nominating papers was withdrawn. "I'm challenging you because you're challenging me. Tit for tat. Hi...
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Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has withdrawn as a co-sponsor of the bill to reduce the sweetened beverage tax.
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Pat Loeb
March 21, 2019 - 5:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution to study the impact of the soda tax Thursday, but not before heated debate among council members as the tax remains a volatile subject in council. While several soda tax supporters said they were voting for the study...
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Candidates for Philadelphia city offices pick ballot positions for the May primary by picking raffle balls out of a Horn and Hardart coffee can. When a candidate isn't present and hasn't assigned a proxy, a civil servant picks from the can.
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Pat Loeb
March 20, 2019 - 12:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Candidates for Philadelphia city offices picked ballot positions Wednesday for the May primary the old fashioned way: picking raffle balls out of a Horn and Hardart coffee can . But some of the candidates will still have one more hurdle to clear before getting on the...
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Dreamstime
Cherri Gregg
March 19, 2019 - 4:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new report identifies low wages and tough working conditions for parking industry workers. The 20-page report, titled "Parking Industry Fuels Poverty in Philadelphia," is part of the Keystone Research Center's effort to organize and push for higher pay. The study...
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