New Jersey 101.5 reports that two Democratic senators say the state’s medical marijuana program is over-regulated.
NewsWorks reports that the organizers of Philly Tech Week are taking steps to prevent the harassment of women during events this year; some high-profile incidents at other conferences and in the broader tech community have led to the caution.
In all the talk of downsides to the Comcast-Time Warner merger, one possible upside has been overlooked: It might be a boon to poor families.
After all, the Internet Essentials program (which offers $10-a-month broadband service to those poor families) was created three years ago as a way to gain approval of the Comcast-NBCUniversal from federal regulators. Under that agreement, the program was due to end in June. Instead, Comcast vice president David L. Cohen said Tuesday afternoon that the program is being extended “indefinitely” — and that if the merger with Time Warner is approved, be available to eligible families in 19 of the nation’s 20 most-populated cities.
“Why are we doing it?” Cohen said during a conference call with reporters. “Because it’s just that important.”
Perhaps. But with federal scrutiny of the proposed merger with Time Warner loom, Tuesday’s announcement might’ve been more than coincidental. It’s a fair bet regulators might’ve required Comcast to extend the program anyway.
Nice news this morning:
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Well, this is pretty cool. It’s especially fun to watch Jimmy Fallon, who usually has no problem singing along, decide he can’t really hang with Idina Menzel’s pipes.
PoliticsPA reports: “Senator Bob Casey declared that he intends to vote against President Obama’s choice to head the Civil Rights Division, potentially imperiling the nomination. Debo Adegbile, who worked for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund from 2001 to 2013, was nominated by the Obama Administration to serve in the Department of Justice and led the Civil Rights Division.”
Just because Mayor Nutter has made the deal doesn’t mean the City Council will ratify his $1.86 billion sale of Philadelphia Gas Works to a Connecticut company.