May 23, 2016

Philly Voice By Jake Blumgart May 20, 2016 Before summer blockbusters run on the big screen, audience members are bombarded with ads against “the grocery tax,” as the soda industry prefers to call it, while our city’s proposed sugary drinks tax is discussed in publications from NPR to the New …

May 13, 2016

Philly May 12, 2016 by Julia Terruso City Council President Darrell L. Clarke is floating an alternative to Mayor Kenney’s sugary-drinks tax plan, several City Hall sources said Wednesday. The proposal, among a handful being considered, slashes Kenney’s 3-cents-per-ounce soda tax and instead considers what a 1-cent, three-quarters of a …

May 12, 2016

Defending Civil Rights in the South Grassroots activists in North Carolina and Alabama are fighting to protect civil rights and local democracy. Thousands of activists protested North Carolina’s newanti-LGBT law last week. The law prevents transgender people from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, and also preempts …

May 10, 2016

Philly May 8, 2016 by Julia Terruso Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have weighed in. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a billionaire couple from Houston are writing checks. Tax wonks and health advocates from Seattle to Washington, D.C., are setting up Google alerts so as not to miss the …