In Philly, City Council committee passes structure for new tire licenses, while mayor condemns proposed transgender reg

In Philly, City Council committee passes structure for new tire licenses, while mayor condemns proposed transgender reg

Philadelphia’s Licenses and Inspections Committee recommended legislation on Tuesday that would create a new license for businesses that sell tires. Meanwhile Mayor Jim Kenney (D) railed against proposed regulations from the Trump administration that would impact transgender individuals.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
VIDEO: 3 under 3!

VIDEO: 3 under 3!

Check out this week's three events in under three minutes! 

Friday, August 10, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Dermody reintroduces Dem bills as Metcalfe doubles down on majority authority

Dermody reintroduces Dem bills as Metcalfe doubles down on majority authority

Responding to a social media outburst from Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), House Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) has reintroduced nearly 90 bills from this session — hoping they get sent anywhere besides Metcalfe’s State Government Committee.

The list includes a number of so-called good government reforms, such as a gift ban, campaign finance reform and redistricting, as well as a bill to ban LGBTQ discrimination in private employment.

Monday, May 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
PA officials express concern over federal action on health care, religious liberties

PA officials express concern over federal action on health care, religious liberties

A number of Pennsylvania officials over the last several days have publicly urged the President and Congress to not take action on a number of pressing issues at the federal level.

Thursday, May 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
State lawmakers re-introduce bill banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth

State lawmakers re-introduce bill banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth

Following in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia’s footsteps, state lawmakers re-introduced legislation Thursday that would ban the practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors across Pennsylvania. 

During a press conference in Philadelphia’s City Hall, Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia), Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia), Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and members of the psychiatric community joined together to push the state legislature to pass SB 44, and a soon-to-be introduced House proposal, which would ban state-licensed mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation “reparative” or “conversion” therapy with minors, otherwise referred to as sexual orientation change efforts. 
Thursday, January 19, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
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