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Kenney Signs Bill to Crack Down on Illegal Towing in Philly

Mayor Jim Kenney signed a bill yesterday that will help the city crack down on illegal towing in Philadelphia.

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Report: Kenney Staff Told Activists to “Corner” Anti–Soda Tax Councilwoman

Some of Mayor Jim Kenney‘s top staffers suggested that a group of activists “corner” Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez at a public event earlier this year to get her […]

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City Council to Hold Hearing on Illegal Tow-Truck Schemes

Anyone in Philadelphia who has ever had a car towed illegally is getting the chance to speak out.

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Right Now, Philly Politics Is Even More Disheartening Than Usual for Latinxs

It’s a really hard time to be a Latina and a local politics wonk. Leslie Acosta — one of two Latino state lawmakers from Philly, and the […]

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The Soda Tax Battle’s Biggest Winners and Losers

One of the longest and most expensive political wars in recent Philadelphia history has come to an end. On Thursday, City Council voted 13-4 to enact a tax on […]

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The No-Bullshit Guide to the Fight Over the Philly Soda Tax

For the third time in less than 10 years, Philadelphia City Council is reaching the end of a debate on whether to impose a tax on […]

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City Officials Target Illegally Towed Cars

Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez has introduced legislation that could help prevent private companies from illegally towing cars. It’s an issue she said is prevalent in her district, which […]

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Ethics Board Fines Two PACs That Supported Manny Morales

The Philadelphia Board of Ethics announced on Monday that it had reached a settlement with two political committees that supported Manny Morales, who narrowly lost […]

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Clarke: Lack of Diversity in Some City Departments Is “Problematic”

Mayor Jim Kenney was elected last year with a very broad, diverse coalition. Once in office, he promised to make his staff just as diverse. At a budget hearing […]

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Here’s What You Missed at Last Night’s Lively Town Hall on the Latino Vote

Wednesday night, five politicos sat in a row, most wearing blazers and glasses perched on their noses, fielding questions from a pair of journalists who […]

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The Latino Vote Series — Join Us for a Different Kind of Conversation

Would a Donald Trump nomination drive Latino voters to the polls in November? Will Hispanics in Wyoming, New York and Pennsylvania back Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders? If Ted Cruz won a contested nomination, […]

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Bill Would Create Municipal ID in Philly

City Hall may soon issue its own “municipal ID” to Philadelphia residents, a new form of identification modeled on programs in New York, San Francisco and other […]

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Maria Quiñones-Sánchez Wants to Make Philly the “BCorp Capital of the World”

Sometimes, a business can do well by doing good. That’s the idea behind so-called “BCorps” — businesses that pledge to achieve social goals while making […]

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The Sánchez Insurgency

Maria Quiñones-Sánchez woke to the smell of her house burning down. It was around 5:30 a.m. on March 28, 2014, and the Democratic City Councilwoman […]

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Lawmakers Fight for Muslim Holidays to Be Recognized in Philly

A group of activists erupted in applause at City Hall Thursday when lawmakers unanimously approved a resolution calling on the city and school district to recognize two Muslim holidays: Eid […]