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City Council’s Cashless Store Bill: Four Things to Know

City Council pushed back against the specter of Silicon Valley digitization on Thursday, passing a bill that would force stores to accept cash as a […]

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The Next Battle in the War on Cash Will Be Waged In Philadelphia

“This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” That’s what is written on every single piece of United States paper currency that’s […]

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Philly Organizers Urge Chamber of Commerce to Drop Wage Equity Lawsuit

For the first time since Philadelphia’s wage equity law has come under attack, members of the public came forward on Tuesday to express their support […]

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Court Dismisses Chamber’s Challenge to Philadelphia Wage Equity Law

Hate to say we told you so, but a federal judge just rejected the Chamber of Commerce’s challenge to Philadelphia’s wage equity law because the […]

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Who’s in the “Broad Coalition” Against the Pay Equity Bill?

It’s been a week since Comcast threatened the city with a lawsuit against the pay equity bill. And since the issue became public, Rob Wonderling, […]

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Comcast Has a Point on Pay Equity Bill

In early December, City Council unanimously approved a pay equity bill sponsored by Councilman Bill Greenlee that would prevent employers from asking prospective employees what […]

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Teamsters to Pro-Soda Tax Lawmakers: No More Campaign Money For You

What do special interest groups want for their campaign donations? Are they looking for favors, access, or just a sympathetic ear? Most of the time, voters can only speculate (and worry) about the answers […]

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Big Parking, Property Tax Hikes Proposed to Fund City Schools

[Updated at 1:10 p.m.] Philadelphia City Council introduced legislation Thursday to hike three taxes in order to help fund the school district. Though lawmakers have been pooh-poohing Mayor Michael […]

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Let’s Not Tax Airbnb for Pope’s Visit

Councilman Bill Greenlee has an idea: He wants to tax Philadelphians who rent out their rooms for the pope’s visit. I have a different idea: […]

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Should Philly Tax Airbnb Rentals?

If you rent out your home on Airbnb, you might be a lawbreaker wheeling and dealing in Philadelphia’s black market. Currently, the city doesn’t allow short-term rentals in residential […]

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State Legislators Want to Bigfoot Philly’s New Sick Leave Ordinance

Pennsylvania legislators met yesterday in Harrisburg to hone a bipartisan amendment that would vitiate the seven-plus years of work that went into Philadelphia’s sick leave ordinance by making it retroactive […]

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How the Fight for Gay Rights Could Decide the City Council Race

Philadelphia is one of the most-gay friendly cities in the United States. It has strong LGBT advocacy groups, a strong LGBT tourism scene, and strong laws […]

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After 7-Year Fight, Council Passes, Michael Nutter Signs Paid Sick Leave

[Update, 3:00 p.m.]: Mayor Michael Nutter signed mandatory paid sick leave into law Thursday, just hours after City Council passed the legislation. “I think we […]

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Paid Sick Leave Even Closer to Reality — Now With Nutter’s Support

A Philadelphia City Council committee has unanimously approved a bill that would require local businesses to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The legislation, which […]

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Jim Kenney Will Upend the City Council Race, Too

The Philadelphia mayor’s race has changed overnight because Councilman Jim Kenney is soon jumping into it. So, too, has the Democratic City Council at-large race. Philadelphians […]