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New fight for Pennsylvania Medicaid expansion continues in Philly City Hall

New fight for Pennsylvania Medicaid expansion continues in Philly City Hall

With the Legislature set to re-convene on September 23rd, several advocates from Philadelphia and beyond are revamping their fight to bring the Medicaid expansion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Pennsylvania. They met in the caucus room of City Hall on Tuesday to figure out a way to bring medical care to those Pennsylvanians who make too...

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Students march down Broad Street for school funding

Students march down Broad Street for school funding

Thousands of students poured off SEPTA buses and emerged from the Spring Garden stop on the Broad Street Line today to rally at the School District Building in Philadelphia. They were there to protest the ongoing school district budget cuts and to put pressure on both the Philadelphia government and the state government to fund the $300 million funding gap looming...

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PhillyNow Calendar: Civic Events, April 8-12

PhillyNow Calendar: Civic Events, April 8-12

It’s a quiet week unless you’re really passionate one way or another about casinos. There will be two chances for casino input at the Pennsylvania convention center, beginning on Thursday and going into Friday. As usual, let me know if I missed anything by hitting up civics@philadelphiaweekly.com or tweeting me: @RandyLoBasso Monday, April 8 Safety...

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Nutter’s Paid Sick Leave Decision is Nigh

Mayor Nutter has until tomorrow to make a decision on earned paid sick leave for workers in Philadelphia. On March 14, City Council passed an earned sick leave bill by an 11-6 vote. The bill, introduced by Councilman Bill Greenlee, would allow workers without paid sick time to earn one hour for every 40 hours worked. It has a history of controversy amongst some...

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Councilman Bill Greenlee Now Says Paid Sick Days Bill to be Introduced in January

Pathways PA organized a roundtable discussion between Councilman Bill Greenlee and several small business owners this morning in the City Hall caucus room to discuss the upcoming mandatory paid sick-days bill and what it may mean for small businesses. Greenlee, who called earned sick leave “a modest policy that will bring big benefits to our city,” was joined...

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DAILY GRINDER: Still Fighting ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in PA Senate Race

A group called ‘Defending the Force’ has a new radio ad out hitting U.S. Senator Bob Casey on his vote to eliminate ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t tell’ back in 2010. The ad goes, in part: “Casey wasn’t there for our troops. Instead, Casey was one of the key Democrats who voted to overturn Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, which restricts the expression of...

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DAILY GRINDER: City Passes Budget; State Getting There

DAILY GRINDER: City Passes Budget; State Getting There

Philadelphia City Council passed the city’s budget yesterday. It’s $3.6 billion, raises property taxes 3.6 percent and gives the school district $40 million in new cash. The number falls way short of the $94 million Mayor Michael Nutter had hoped to funnel to the district and even shorter or the $218 million gap they face. Average property taxes are going...

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At Philly COPS Grant Announcement, Support For Attorney General Holder

At Philly COPS Grant Announcement, Support For Attorney General Holder

Several area political leaders were on hand in the Mayor’s Reception Room in City Hall yesterday afternoon to unveil a federal COPS grant to the City of Philadelphia worth $3.125 million, which will partially fund 25 police officers—specifically, post-9/11 military veterans-turned-police—for three years. Those officials, Rep. Bob Brady; Mayor Michael Nutter;...

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DAILY GRINDER: City Council Closer To Bike Lane Veto Power

DAILY GRINDER: City Council Closer To Bike Lane Veto Power

Bikers beware, City Council is that much closer to giving itself veto power over creating bike lanes. Under a new bill in City Hall, bike lanes would need “City Council’s blessing” and hearings would be held with public input. A Kennett Square man was convicted of attempting to smuggle cocaine and heroin into the United States from Panama. The City Planning...

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DAILY GRINDER: Virginia Man Threatens to Kill Obama, Bomb Philadelphia City Hall

DAILY GRINDER: Virginia Man Threatens to Kill Obama, Bomb Philadelphia City Hall

A Virginia man named Christopher Hecker has been charged with a number of threats he made, mostly online. They include killing President Barack Obama, bombing the site of the former World Trade Center, hotels and Philadelphia City Hall. Some of his additional online rants include the following: “[Obama] is the one that is destroying patriotism in the U.S.A....

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