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Katherine Gilmore Richardson Wants to Become Philly’s Youngest Black Council Member

In mid-January, longtime City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown announced that she would not be seeking re-election. Now, her former chief of staff, Katherine Gilmore Richardson, […]

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Blondell Reynolds Brown Will Not Seek a Sixth City Council Term

After being the only black woman to hold an at-large seat in City Council for 20 years, Blondell Reynolds Brown is not seeking re-election. In […]

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Voters to Settle Policy on Sexual Harassment Training for City Employees

A survey conducted last fall by the Association for Talent Development found that 71 percent of the nearly 1,000 human resources professionals polled by the global nonprofit […]

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Philly Bars Could Stay Open Later Under New City Council Bill

Philly’s late-night bar-goers may want to raise a glass to City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, who introduced a bill on Thursday that would, if passed, allow […]

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City Council Pushes for Sexual Harassment Training for All City Workers

Sexual harassment prevention training could soon be required for all Philadelphia city workers. City Council passed a bill on Thursday – International Women’s Day – that […]

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Council Members Push to Protect More of Philly’s Historic Architecture

A bill introduced in City Council on Thursday morning could end up nearly doubling the budget of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, a small department charged […]

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Clinton Campaign Announces “Pa. African Americans for Hillary”

After a voter registration drive and policy speech in Philadelphia Tuesday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign launched “Pennsylvania African Americans for Hillary” on Wednesday. Included in the […]

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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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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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How Jim Kenney’s Big Soda Tax Victory Is Upending City Hall

For years, Philadelphians saw government dysfunction everywhere they looked. In City Hall, former Mayor Michael Nutter was so impotent that he couldn’t persuade a single Council […]

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Fetterman: Stop Calling the Soda Tax “Regressive” — It’s Actually Progressive

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writers John and Gisele Fetterman. John is the mayor of Braddock, Pa., and a former candidate for […]

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Council’s Convoluted Container Tax Policy

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown introduced an intriguing bill on Thursday. After proposing a container tax last week as an alternative to Mayor Jim Kenney’s suggested soda tax, […]

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Reynolds Brown: My Container Tax Is Less Regressive Than Kenney’s Soda Tax

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown introduced a bill on Thursday that would create a 15-cent tax on beverage containers, as an alternative to Mayor Jim Kenney’s plan to tax soda […]

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Councilwoman Wants to Tax Containers Instead of Soda

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown will introduce a bill on Thursday levying a tax on beverage containers as an alternative to Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed soda […]

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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 […]