PA House Bill sacks ability of local governments to regulate or charge for plastic bags

PA House Bill sacks ability of local governments to regulate or charge for plastic bags

A bill that would prohibit Pennsylvania’s political subdivisions from regulating or charging a fee for the use of recyclable plastic bags typically used at grocery stores and other retail establishments passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week.

 

The bill, which has bipartisan sponsorship by Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) and House Minority Whip Mike Hanna (D-Clinton), was couched by supporters as a preemptory strike against municipalities that might be inclined to enact such regulations or fees and potentially hurt the statewide economy.

Thursday, April 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Philadelphia Mayor Kenney signs executive order banning gifts from lobbyists to city employees

Philadelphia Mayor Kenney signs executive order banning gifts from lobbyists to city employees

In a step that he hopes will help restore public trust in government employees, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday that he has signed an executive order expanding and clarifying rules related to gifts that can be accepted by city employees.

 

Chief among the changes is, for the first time in city history, a ban on city employees receiving gifts from registered lobbyists.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 26


This week the podcast goes on the road to Philadelphia where we talk to a former member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Philadelphia Councilwoman Cherelle Parker (District 9).

Councilwoman Parker talks about why she moved from representing her constituents in Harrisburg to nearly doubling her constituency in her new role in City Hall. We also touch on issues relating to inter-governmental cooperation, what she's been working on in Philadelphia, and how she's adjusting to her new position.

Friday, October 21, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
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