The city's finances face pressure from public employee pensions and added public school costs are on the horizon.
Here’s how Philadelphia and Bowling Green, Kentucky keep their translation service costs down.
Legal battles can be expensive to tax payers and time consuming for city and state legal departments. Philadelphia has been at loggerheads with the industry for almost two years, racking up legal fees north of $1.4 million.
The city hasn't been able to control sports fans with Crisco previously, so crowd-control planners tried this instead.
But Jim Kenney also warns his fellow mayors that “without the help of federal and state governments in education and job training and addiction services, we’re never going to turn the corner.”
The next district attorney of Philadelphia plans to condone safe-injection sites, where people can use the drug under medical supervision.
Recognizing federal and state policies are beyond their control, local officials want the City of Brotherly Love to become a national model for reducing firearm-related crimes.
In Philadelphia and other cities, prosecutors have formed “conviction review units”—special teams that reinvestigate cases they may have gotten wrong.
Jeff Sessions has ordered prosecutors to continue seizing property from suspects, even if they haven’t been charged with a crime, to help finance law enforcement practices. Philadelphia is moving in the opposite direction.
Through a suburban Philadelphia program, offenders’ family members learn how to help their criminal defense—and do some of the nitty-gritty work lawyers would typically handle.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Ky. fraud hotline raises concerns; Cuomo says “Amtrak must pay” for commuter mess; and Seattle leaders considering city income-tax plan.
The sixth-largest U.S. metro and top 10 research spender still isn’t globally relevant, according to a new Brookings report.
The city alleges the bank unfairly targeted minorities with bad loans.
Philadelphia has 21 tax incentives and exemptions, and those programs resulted in an average of at least $215 million in forgone city tax revenue in recent years.
“Our growth—our business growth, our population growth, our economic growth—is rooted firmly in our immigrant population,” the mayor said in an interview.
From engaging underserved populations to preparing for climate change’s most devastating effects, these cities have their work cut out for them.
“President Trump’s false statements today were an insult to the men and women of the Philadelphia police force,” Mayor Jim Kenney said.
Although Philadelphia's percentage of adults who never married stands out among the most populous cities, it is very much in keeping with those of other high-poverty cities.
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