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Nutter: Will Sign Pot Decriminalization Bill, With Tweaks

Mayor Nutter is finally on the decriminalization bandwagon. The mayor today said he would sign a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot — […]

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Businesses Complain About Dîner en Blanc; Organizers Respond

This year’s Philadelphia edition of Dîner en Blanc was held last Thursday on South Broad Street. This caused consternation among business owners. In addition to […]

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420 Marijuana Arrests Since City Council Voted to Decriminalize

Two weeks ago, we told you that there had been 264 people charged with marijuana possession in Philadelphia in the month following City Council’s June […]

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Jim Kenney Urges Mayor to Sign Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Yesterday, Victor Fiorillo reported that there had been 264 arrests for marijuana possession in the month following City Council’s vote to drop pot possession to a $25 fine. With […]

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264 Charged With Marijuana Possession Since City Council Voted to Decriminalize

On June 19th, Philadelphia City Council voted to decriminalize the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, passing a bill introduced by Councilman Jim Kenney. […]

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Philadelphia City Council Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

[UPDATE: 4:40 p.m.] According to Councilman Jim Kenney’s director of legislation, Jim Engler, as per the Philadelphia Charter, Mayor Nutter does not have to take action […]

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Hospital Workers Union Backs
Kenney for Mayor

The 2015 Philadelphia mayor’s campaign has officially begun. Henry Nicholas, president of the National Union of Hospital & Health Care Employees Local 1199, said Thursday […]

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Mariijuana Will Be Legal in Philadelphia Soon. Why? Money. Lots and Lots of Money.

Philadelphia has always been backwards in legislating criminal justice. Stealing from the city’s fund with the morally corrupt DROP program is okay, but getting caught […]

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Nutter Pushes Philly for Dem Convention

CBS Philly reports that Mayor Nutter has put Philadelphia in the running for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. But that apparently happened only after prodding […]

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Not So Fast: Councilman Kenney Not Ready for Marijuana Legalization

On Tuesday, Philadelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney announced that he was introducing a bill to eliminate mandatory arrests for possessions of small amounts of marijuana. […]

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Councilman Jim Kenney Wants to Decriminalize Reefer

The Inky reports on Councilman Jim Kenney’s proposal to decriminalize marijuana. “He said he was not advocating full legalization, but was taking his cue from […]

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Councilman Kenney: No Mandatory Arrest for Marijuana Possession

A couple of days after President Obama told the New Yorker that he is basically OK with weed, Philadelphia Councilman Jim Kenney says that he […]

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Sims, Kenney Respond to Corbett’s Endorsement of LGBT Non-Discrimination Bill

Governor Snorebett Corbett shocked our pants off today when he came out in support of H.B. 300, a long sought-after bill that will once and […]

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Meet the Millennial Behind Philly’s LGBT Equality Bill

Last spring when I was covering Jim Kenney’s LGBT Equality Bill, I visited the councilman’s office in City Hall to learn more about it. During our […]

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Jim Kenney Writes Moving Love Letter to Sriracha

Today we learned that Philadelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney is an undying lover of “ambrosial” Sriracha rooster hot sauce. There was talk of a global […]