The new legislation came during City Council’s final session for bill introductions on Nov. 19.
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The smoke has cleared after her upset victory in Nov. 5’s general election and now it’s down to business preparing to assume office as Philadelphia City Council’s first third-party member.
The committee’s first of three subcommittee neighborhood hearings discussed everything from prison reform to potential government assistance programs to combat poverty in Philadelphia.
The “Right to Counsel” bill, first introduced by Councilmember Helen Gym, makes Philly the fifth city in the nation to mandate the service.
Desde Washington hasta Filadelfia, estos son los nombres que cambiaron la manera de hacer política en el país durante el último año.
From Washington to Philadelphia, these are the names that changed the way of doing politics in the country during the last year.
The Working Families Party candidate took to the street from Thursday into the early hours of Friday to talk to communities across Philadelphia.
There was a time when Philadelphia's City Council President didn’t even want to be an elected official.
A newly-established Special Committee on Poverty Reduction and Prevention wants the poverty rate below 20% by 2024.
Last week, a bill passed through City Council’s Committee on Public and Public Works that would reform Philly’s land sale process.
Por su historial, María confía que se encontrará entre los preseleccionados para ocupar el cargo de alcalde en el 2023.
In January, María will enter her 13th year on City Council. With her record, she’s confident she’ll be on the shortlist for Mayor come 2023.
It was a close race for the incumbent, who’s now won four straight democratic nominations for the district’s council seat.
María Quiñonez-Sánchez revela su estrategia para vencer a su némesis Angel Cruz.
The City Council veteran reveals her strategy to defeat her nemesis state Rep. Angel Cruz.
Treviño se ha postulado para ocupar uno de los siete asientos ‘at-large’ en el Concejo de la Ciudad. De ganar, Treviño se convertiría en el segundo latino en este cuerpo legislativo de 17 personas, y su único inmigrante.
Treviño is running to fill one of the seven at-large seats on City Council. Should he win, he could become the second Latino on the 17-person legislative body, and its only immigrant.
On Sunday, a planned demonstration resulted in the arrest of approximately 17 people, as protesters at the Berks County Residential Center called for Gov. Wolf to shut down the family detention center.
La representante del partido The Working Families Party nos adelantó con qué futuros colegas ha conversado y su prioridad al llegar enero.
The Philadelphia local school community gathered together yesterday in support of Benjamin Franklin High School student Brian Burney.
“Siempre he dicho que soy el presidente. En declaraciones públicas...con mis compañeros comisionados, etc. Me parece que hoy sigo siéndolo porque en cuestiones legales, el gobernador no tenía el poder de sustituirme”, dijo Bill Green en conferencia de prensa.
Bill Green announced earlier today that he is suing Governor Tom Wolf in an effort to get back his post as Chairman of the School Reform Commission.
The bill will prevent the city from doing business companies defined as "tax inversion companies."
Gym joins a list of local lawmakers and community groups asking for the same.