PA: Nine Bills That Would Hold Elected Officials More Accountable

A Democratic and Republican state senator teamed up today to propose nine bills that would hold elected officials more accountable, keep lobbyists out of gaming license ownership, and force elected state officials to go without pay if they fail
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New Legislation to Strengthen Penalties for Illegally Carrying a Gun in Philadelphia

Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) and Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) were joined by First Deputy Police Commissioner Richard J. Ross, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Delaware County District Attorney John Whelan at the unveiling of House Bill 1091, new, bipartisan legislation to make (more...)

Bucks County Man Killed His Ex-wife and Injured Her Daughter

Bucks County man shot to his ex-wife, injured the woman’s daughter and shot a police officer in the chest in a shooting spree in Lower Southampton and Northampton on Thursday night, local media reported. Then he sped away. He was identified as Kenneth Philipp, (more...)

Feedback On Comcast Cable Service For Franchise Renewal Process

In 2015, the City of Philadelphia’s current 15-year cable television franchise agreement with Comcast Cable will expire.  Comcast holds a franchise for each of the four franchise areas in the City, covering all of Philadelphia.  The City of Philadelphia and Comcast have begun the cable franchise renewal process.  (more...)

City Officials Continue Push For Youth Summer Jobs

City officials and WorkReady Philadelphia partners, representing City businesses and non-profit organizations, participated in a call with President Barack H. Obama and mayors from across the United States to highlight the importance of summer and year-round youth employment initiatives and urge businesses, non-profits and cities to invest in these initiatives. In (more...)

Philadelphia Is At a Heightened Level Of Security

“Philadelphia is at a heightened level of security at this point,” said Mayor Michael Nutter on a press conference, that was  held on Monday night. According to CBS News, "Philadelphia police in coordination with Amtrak, SEPTA, Parks & Recreation Department, and the U.S. National Park Service are all on heightened (more...)

“Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust” in PA

State Sen. Mike Stack today presented resolutions to five Holocaust survivors from throughout Pennsylvania during the commonwealth’s annual Holocaust commemoration at the state Capitol. “The atrocities that took place at the hands of the Nazi regime are unfathomable; that these horrifying and tragic moments took place (more...)

Ambulance Company and Owners Plead Guilty in Health Care Fraud Scheme

MedEx Ambulance Inc., located in Feasterville, Pennsylvania, and its owners, Aleksandr N. Zagrodony and Sergey Zagorodny, pleaded guilty to all counts of a 41-count indictment charging them with health care fraud, false statements in connection with health care matters, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit health (more...)

The Trail Connects Phila To Mont Co. As Part Of Larger Schuylkill River Trail

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City of Philadelphia officials and federal officials gathered in Northwest Philadelphia to cut the ribbon on the newly constructed Shawmont Trail; officially opening it for public use. The $1.4 million Shawmont Trail project was led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (more...)

Violence & Crime in PA’s Small Urban Centers

Panel features Attorney General and State Police Commissioner Violence, crime and gang warfare continue to plague smaller urban areas across Pennsylvania. The Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a roundtable discussion at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre to talk about the growing problem of violent crime in Pennsylvania, with (more...)

City Of Philadelphia Extends Real Estate Payment Due Date

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Revenue has extended the due date for FY13 Real Estate Tax payment to Monday, April 1, 2013 because the City is closed on Friday, March 29 and March 31, the original due date, falls on a Sunday.  All payments received (more...)

Race is Not the Issue, Says Project 21 Black Conservative Network

Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are criticizing the lawyer of an abortion doctor for playing the 'race card' to defend his client against gruesome charges that the doctor, who is black, murdered a patient and born-alive babies during abortion procedures. "Are there no depths to which those employing (more...)

New Bill To Toughen Regulations On Methadone Clinics

State Rep. Kevin Boyle has reintroduced legislation that would tighten the loose regulations now in place for methadone treatment facilities. Boyle's bill would require the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to notify all federal, state and local elected officials within five days of receiving an (more...)

Philadelphia’s Population Increases In 2012

Since the 2010 Census was taken, the City of Philadelphia experienced a population growth of .6 percent, an  increase of about 9,040 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. These findings are the result of the 2012 Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program (PEP). “Philadelphia keeps (more...)

Let’s Support On Gun Violence Prevention and Education!

Mayor Nutter announces government efficiency report, asks business community for support on gun violence prevention and education measures. Speaking at the Annual Mayor Luncheon to members of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the release of a report by FTI Consulting that estimates the (more...)

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