Philadelphia City Council

Philadelphia Police headquarters
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Pat Loeb
June 28, 2020 - 10:29 am
Police reform was among the issues Philadelphia City Council tackled at its final meeting before breaking for the summer. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
June 25, 2020 - 4:07 pm
Philadelphia City Council gave final approval to a stripped down city budget Thursday along with a hefty agenda of bills and resolutions, as it wrapped up what is surely one of its most unusual sessions ever. Read more here.
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Protesters at Dilworth Park
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Tim Jimenez
June 18, 2020 - 7:26 am
Philadelphia City Council, in the middle of the night, announced a preliminary budget deal that includes a $33 million cut to the police department, and a shift toward funding police to reform efforts. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley watches as Dr. Ala Stanford and an aide conduct COVID-19 testing at Enon Tabernacle Church.
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Pat Loeb
June 13, 2020 - 3:22 pm
Philadelphia health officials said testing for COVID-19 has never been more available in the city than it is now, thanks in part to a $1.3 million contract with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to expand testing in the Black community. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
June 11, 2020 - 1:20 pm
Philadelphia City Council members are proposing a number of bills in response to the demands of protesters for police reform and greater equity in city services. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Police Department headquarters.
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Pat Loeb
June 09, 2020 - 4:48 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney says he's taking immediate steps to address the demands of protesters — who dominated the streets of Philadelphia in response to the police killing of George Floyd — including long-sought reforms to the police contract and the removal of a $14 million increase from next year's...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
June 08, 2020 - 6:06 pm
Philadelphia City Council has told the mayor it will not increase spending for the Philadelphia Police Department as he proposed in the revised budget he sent them on May 1. Members sent a letter to the mayor Monday following another day of budget hearings. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
June 07, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia City Council announced last week with great fanfare that it is creating a new program for racial equity with $25 million the city had set aside in case of a recession. They call it the "New Normal" budget. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 23, 2020 - 2:17 pm
Philadelphia City Council began hearings this week on Mayor Jim Kenney's budget, which was revised to address a $500 million shortfall in revenue. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
April 07, 2020 - 6:57 pm
A federal judge has ordered the immediate release of 22 more immigrants detained in two Pennsylvania ICE facilities because of the coronavirus. Philadelphia city lawmakers have joined the call to shut down the facilities. Read more here.
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