Philadelphia responds to financial, sexual harassment audits

Philadelphia responds to financial, sexual harassment audits

What happens when a city responds to two audits within two months?

In Philadelphia at least, it means that sexual harassment prevention policies are strengthened and that there are disputes on whether or not the city has money management problems, as city officials this week formally reacted to a pair of unrelated audits of city finances and protections in place for sexual harassment cases.

Friday, July 27, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Governor, Philly mayor emphasize early education investments

Governor, Philly mayor emphasize early education investments

Gov. Tom Wolf and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney spoke about the importance of investing in early childhood education Tuesday at an education advocacy conference in Philadelphia

Tuesday, July 24, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia Parking Authority talks amending powers to possibly give additional funding to city and school district

Philadelphia Parking Authority talks amending powers to possibly give additional funding to city and school district

The Philadelphia Parking Authority implored the state legislature at a public hearing in Philadelphia Tuesday to alter state law so it can generate more money for both the city and the school district. 

To do this, the PPA wants the General Assembly to amend the current delegation of for cities of the first class, of which Philadelphia is the only one.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
On immigration, Kenney struggles to keep Philadelphians, lawmakers and the feds happy

On immigration, Kenney struggles to keep Philadelphians, lawmakers and the feds happy

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney may have another struggle on his hands keeping the city’s sanctuary status
Friday, July 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
From soda to sick leave, Philadelphia lawmakers push back on preemption of local laws

From soda to sick leave, Philadelphia lawmakers push back on preemption of local laws

Rep. Donna Bullock (D-Philadelphia) is not shy about her concern that some bills introduced in Harrisburg have a main target: preempting policies set in place by Philadelphia’s local governing body.

“They want to put the handcuffs on Philadelphia and say ‘you can’t do that,’’’ Bullock said.

The issue of preemption, or to replace, reverse, or supercede another law that was already in place, has become a sticking point this year as state laws have attempted to roll back city policies.

Monday, July 9, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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