Stack Bills Would Reform Marijuana Laws, Reduce Costs

Stack Bills Would Reform Marijuana Laws, Reduce Costs

At a news conference in the state Capitol, state Sen. Mike Stack discussed two new bills intended to reform marijuana laws to curb the unintended consequences that drain local budgets and waste law enforcement resources. “Beyond the financial cost, our antiquated
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Government Reform Caucus Urges Action on Bills Banning Gifts, Cash

Government Reform Caucus Urges Action on Bills Banning Gifts

The state legislature’s new Government Reform Caucus is urging action on measures that would limit or ban public officials from accepting gifts and cash. State Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/York) and state Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland), the co-chairs of the bipartisan, bicameral group, joined fellow members of the Government Reform Caucus during (more...)

PA Students Have Been Stabbed at High School, 20 Injured

PA: Students Have Been Stabbed at High School, 20 Injured

On Wednesday morning a teenage boy armed with two kitchen knives went on a rampage at his high school (Franklin Regional High School) in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, injuring 19 students and a security guard, according to the media. The suspected attacker, a 16 years old student, was taken into custody. Emergency (more...)

Fastest-Growing Counties in Pennsylvania

Fastest-Growing Counties in Pennsylvania

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today on where the heaviest population growth in Pennsylvania was concentrated last year The fastest-growing county in Pennsylvania between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013, was Cumberland whose population rose 0.9 percent over the period. Cumberland county was followed by Lancaster county (0.6 percent), Chester (more...)

Taylor Bill to Increase Penalties for Illegal Guns Passes Committee

Taylor Bill to Increase Penalties for Illegal Guns Passes Committee

Legislation sponsored by Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) to toughen the penalties against those who use illegal guns has passed the House Judiciary Committee. “This bill will give prosecutors an additional tool to fight illegal firearm possession and violence in the City of Philadelphia,” Taylor said. “If a person is carrying any (more...)

Mayor Nutter’s Remarks To The Pontifical Council For The Family

Mayor Nutter’s Remarks To The Pontifical Council For The Family

Mayor Michael A. Nutter addressed the Pontifical Council for the Family in Rome.  His remarks are as follows: “I’d like to recognize Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, Bishop Jean Lafitte, Monsignor Carlos Simón Vázquez, leaders of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Bishop John McIntyre, Father Bill Donovan, (more...)

Grand Opening Of New, Executive Club Floor

Grand Opening Of New, Executive Club Floor

The Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center is celebrating the grand opening of its new, Executive Club Floor on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A ribbon cutting ceremony  and press reception will take place at the hotel Tuesday featuring the hotel’s owner, Steve Lam and general manager Kenny Lam, followed (more...)

Building Stronger Communities in a Stronger Pennsylvania

Building Stronger Communities in a Stronger Pennsylvania

Job creation and economic progress require strong communities, and nobody recognizes that more than Governor Corbett. The governor’s budget continues to support funding increases in previous years to support communities and local governments. Since Gov. Corbett took office, the Act 47 revolving fund has been replenished, and we are now budgeting (more...)

Migration Data Detail Specific County-to-County Moves

Migration Data Detail Specific County-to-County Moves

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today on five of the top counties where residents of Philadelphia were most likely to have moved from and to over a one-year period between 2007 and 2011. Among Philadelphia’s residents, 55,370, or 3.7 percent, lived in a different county one year earlier. Among the (more...)

PECO Restoring Service After Worst Storm in Company History

PECO Restoring Service After Worst Storm in Company History

Crews working to restore service to approximately 623,000 customers PECO has actively been working to restore power to thousands of customers impacted by the winter storm, which brought a mix of snow, ice and freezing rain to the region. The storm caused extensive damage to trees, tree limbs (more...)

Groundhog Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter it Shall Be

Groundhog Predicts: “Six More Weeks of Winter it Shall Be”

Do you know what happen in Punxsutawneyon, PA on February 2, Super Bowl and Groundhog Day?  Weather prognosticator Phil saw his shadow. It means there will be six more weeks of winter. Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will (more...)

Snowfall in Philadelphia And The Surrounding Area

Snowfall in Philadelphia And The Surrounding Area

How do you like the global warming on the American and European continents, that felt this winter. Such warming that people freeze, unable to go out and die in car accidents on slippery ice roads. However, we are more lucky than the residents of Russian cities, that should survive at temperatures (more...)

Philadelphia Wins $10,000 Grant to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

Philadelphia Wins $10,000 Grant to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, immediate past President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, participated in the USCM 82nd Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.  During the meeting more than 280 of the nation’s mayors came together at the Capitol Hilton Hotel to discuss the economy, jobs, innovation, transportation and the continued (more...)

City Officials Celebrate Historic Land Bank Bill Signing

City Officials Celebrate Historic Land Bank Bill Signing

Mayor Michael A. Nutter was joined by City Council President Darrell Clarke, Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez, City officials, and community advocates to celebrate the signing of historic Land Bank legislation. “Vacant parcels of land have long been a source of crime, blight, reduction of property values, and an overall (more...)

Philadelphia Traffic Signals Freezing Up In the Cold

Philadelphia: Traffic Signals Freezing Up In the Cold

A major snowstorm rolled across the northeastern United States, shut down state and federal governments, closed schools and snarled air travel in its path. Winter storm warnings and advisories were in place from the central Appalachian Mountains north to southern New England, the National (more...)

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