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Pat Loeb
December 08, 2019 - 4:30 am
Philadelphia City Council appears poised to ban single-use plastic bags in city stores, but environmentalists fear the bill City Council is set to vote on this week won't have enough of an impact. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
December 07, 2019 - 9:51 am
Philadelphia's effort to shed its ranking as number one for bedbug infestations is back on track, after City Council amended a bill setting new rules for reporting and remediation. The bill still is not as strong as advocates would like. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
December 05, 2019 - 6:26 pm
Philadelphia City Council, Thursday banned the sale of flavored tobacco products in the city. Read more here.
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Anti-violence advocates at City Hall
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Cherri Gregg
December 05, 2019 - 4:17 pm
After the recent rash of gun deaths involving children, anti-violence advocates are joining forces with police, City Council members and faith leaders to ask Philadelphians to search their homes for illegal guns. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
December 05, 2019 - 3:03 pm
Philadelphia City Council has amended its tax abatement phase-down plan, after Mayor Jim Kenney threatened to veto it. With the change, the new abatement plan will not take effect until next Dec. 31.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
December 04, 2019 - 5:33 pm
Philadelphia City Council members gave preliminary approval to slashing the 10-year tax abatement Tuesday, but the bill they approved faces a major hurdle. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Councilmembers huddle during the 3.5 hour public hearing.
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Pat Loeb
December 03, 2019 - 8:39 pm
Philadelphia's 10-year property tax abatement will be drastically lowered under a bill that gained preliminary City Council approval Tuesday evening. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
December 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
Dramatic changes to Philadelphia's 10-year property tax abatement are very likely on their way as a bill to slash the abatement gets a hearing in City Council Tuesday. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
December 02, 2019 - 4:45 pm
A Philadelphia City Councilmember says he will not rush through legislation that could eliminate the ban on political activity for city workers. At a Council committee hearing on the bill Monday, he said he plans to re-introduce it early next year. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Pat Loeb
November 22, 2019 - 6:52 pm
Potential buyers for the PES refinery submitted preliminary bid documents Friday, but who they are remains confidential information. Read more here.
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