According to the City Controller, 70% of the budget has yet to be spent on the programs it's intended for.
Philadelphia is not only the City of Brotherly Love, it is also the City of Sisterly Effectiveness. The City now joins thirty-one other major American cities with women’s commissions, dedicated to shining a light on issues that women experience through intersectional data-collection and discourse, and tearing down the barriers of male dominance in a variety of fields, sectors, and categories.
A new UN study says two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese. The study calls epidemic frightening and finds that ‘overnutrition’ and sedentary lifestyles are costing countries tens of billions of dollars every year.
After only three months of being put into effect, the city begins to see the fruits of levying sugary drinks with a tax of 1.5 cents per ounce of soda.
En solo tres meses de implementación, la ciudad empieza a ver los frutos de gravar las bebidas azucaradas con un impuesto de 1.5 centavos por cada onza de soda.
Un ejercicio de clase en el Community College es el primer análisis independiente que se hace sobre los efectos del impuesto a las bebidas de soda.
As Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale went on record saying that allowing - and taxing - recreational marijuana could help the state find money to close its budget gap, one has to wonder if the same could be applied to the city of Philadelphia.
Spyware targeted proponents of Mexico's soda tax. There are worries the government used spy tools to fight policy changes.
Según la Controladora de la ciudad, el 70% del presupuesto aún no se ha gastado en los programas para los que está destinado.
The American Beverage Association is taking its legal actions against the city to another level.
El impuesto de la soda no se aproxima en lo más mínimo a los 46.2 millones de dólares que prevenía obtener en el año fiscal 2017.
The soda tax is nowhere near the $46.2 million projected revenue for the fiscal year of 2017.
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has upheld the soda tax in court.
Coca-Cola blames soda tax for 40 jobs lost.
Filadelfia se ha convertido en la primera gran ciudad de los Estados Unidos en aprobar un impuesto sobre las bebidas azucaradas. El Concejo de la ciudad dio luz verde al ‘Soda Tax’ con 13 votos a favor y 4 en contra.
Today Mayor Kenney signed the sugary beverage tax into law.
From tha passing of the sugary beverage text, to a hearing on the 1996 immigration laws. It’s been a rather busy week for Philadelphia City Council.
In anticipation of the possible City Council vote on the “soda tax” proposal, the Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) organization gathered dozens of pre-schoolers in support of universal pre-K expansion in Philadelphia schools.
The event was held on Wednesday as City Council members were invited to meet and greet the students. At the same time, the Philadelphians Against the Grocery Tax Coalition held a rally outside City Hall urging council members to reject the mayor’s "soda tax” proposal.
At a forum hosted by Mothers of the Movement yeserday, Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton stated that she is supportive of Mayor Kenney's soda tax
If you block out all the white noise, you realize this is a conversation we have over and over again. The players stay the same — usually wealthy special interests on both sides playing a real life game of tug-o-war where mostly poor black and brown folks get to have what's best for them decided by everyone but them.
La comisionada adjunta de ingresos Marisa Waxman declaró a los medios que la compra de bebidas azucaradas disminuiría de 61.288.194 galones en 2016 a 27.775.402 galones en 2017, o lo que es igual a 55 por ciento menos.
“At this point I can’t raise any other tax or any other revenue in order to pay for things that we haven’t done in 50 years,” Mayor Kenney said.