City Council

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Pat Loeb
December 08, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An unusual vote in this week's City Council session surrounding a bill aimed at Big Pharma's role in the opioid crisis revealed a rift among the normally unified Democrats on council. The bill would require drug sales reps to register with the city, wear ID when...
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Philadelphia has joined the growing number of cities requiring employers to provide predictable scheduling on Thursday when Philadelphia City Council gave final approval to a bill establishing fair work week rules for employers.
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Pat Loeb
December 06, 2018 - 7:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia has joined the growing number of cities requiring employers to provide predictable scheduling on Thursday when Philadelphia City Council gave final approval to a bill establishing fair work week rules for employers. It was one of several pieces of...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
December 06, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council is set to vote Thursday on a bill that would require certain employers to guarantee a stable schedule for part-time workers. The so-called "fair work week" bill has the backing of the mayor. The bill has been months in the making, but it was...
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A view of cigarettes and other tobacco products on sale behind the counter at a CVS/Pharmacy store.
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Pat Loeb
December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bill that would reverse anti-smoking regulations, which council once praised. The Board of Health adopted regulations in 2016 limiting the number of new tobacco sale permits, especially around schools, so as...
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The Philadelphia School Board sat down with the mayor and city council on Tuesday to discuss progress since it began running the district five months ago.
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Pat Loeb
November 27, 2018 - 5:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School Board sat down with the mayor and city council on Tuesday to discuss progress since it began running the district five months ago. It was the first of two annual meetings required by the charter change that returned public schools to local...
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Pat Loeb
November 15, 2018 - 4:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Councilman Curtis Jones is concerned about the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries in part of his district, so he introduced a bill Thursday that would restrict them from specific sites. Jones said three dispensaries are permitted for just a half-mile span...
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A water main manhole cover on pavement.
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Pat Loeb
October 30, 2018 - 2:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over the next two days, every Philadelphia water customer will be receiving a postcard about a new insurance option that will cover the pipes between their homes and the water department mains. City officials are fully behind the effort, which was spearheaded by...
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Darrell Clarke
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Pat Loeb
October 11, 2018 - 6:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Temple University took a beating during Philadelphia City Council's weekly session on Thursday. City Council President Darrell Clarke made two moves aimed at his district's largest employer. He withdrew legislation the university needs to build its proposed Alpha...
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City Council gave final approval to a package of bills creating funds for affordable housing — but not without a protest.
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Pat Loeb
October 04, 2018 - 5:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council gave final approval Thursday to a package of bills creating funds for affordable housing — but not without a protest. Keeping housing affordable as the population grows and older homes deteriorate is a thorny problem that most big cities across the...
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Rev. Gregory Holston with members of the group POWER, which has been lobbying for a $15 minimum wage, attended a news conference announcing the bill.
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Pat Loeb
September 26, 2018 - 9:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney plans to introduce a bill at Thursday's City Council session that would raise the minimum wage for non-union workers in the city and companies the city does business with. The bill would boost their wages to a minimum of $15 per hour by 2022 and would...
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