Philly council advances ordinance regulating lead paint in school

Philly council advances ordinance regulating lead paint in school

Philadelphia’s Committee on Licenses and Inspections passed a bill creating guidelines for regulating and inspecting lead paint in schools Monday.

First introduced by Councilman Mark Squilla (D-District 1), the measure establishes a new certificate of inspection for these buildings and outlines how these should take place. It also recognizes an advisory group that includes advocates, the district, and the teachers union to suggest further legislation.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Committee forwards pharma sales regulations

Committee forwards pharma sales regulations

Philadelphia’s Public Health and Human Services Committee passed an ordinance Friday that creates new regulations for the sales and marketing of certain prescription drugs in the city.

Philadelphia has become the epicenter of the opioid crisis, with over 1,200 people dying in the city from drug overdoses in 2017 alone. In response, the city has begun to sue drug manufacturers on their misleading marketing and overprescribing practices.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
City Council committee passes Philly wage increase bill

City Council committee passes Philly wage increase bill

Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Labor and Civil Service passed a bill Tuesday outlining a plan to increase wages for city workers and those working on city contracts. It also ups the minimum wage mandated for businesses seeking tax credits for creating new jobs in the city.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia City Council committee forwards plan to source solar power from Adams County

Philadelphia City Council committee forwards plan to source solar power from Adams County

The Transportation and Public Utilities Committee passed, with favorable recommendation, a plan to bring clean electricity from Adams County to Philadelphia last Wednesday. 
Monday, November 19, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Finance Committee forwards job reporting legislation

Finance Committee forwards job reporting legislation

Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Finance forwarded through one ordinance and held another amended one on Tuesday.

The bill recommended to the overall council will amend the fiscal impact statement of proposed legislation to include information on employment levels. The statements would now include how bill sponsors perceive bills will affect job growth or loss.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
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