May 4, 2016

Philly May 3, 2016 by George Matysik In early March, Mayor Kenney rolled out one of the most ambitious, progressive budget proposals the City of Philadelphia has seen in decades, set to be voted on by City Council next month. As executive director of the Parks Alliance, I was overjoyed to …

May 4, 2016

Philly April 29, 2016 by Mike Newall In San Francisco, in 2014, the beverage industry spent $10 million to defeat a popular soda tax put in front of voters to raise money for city schools, health programs, and parks. That comes out to about $11 spent by Big Soda for …

May 3, 2016

UPROXX May 1, 2016 by Kayla Layne Crawford Jim Kenney has only been Philadelphia’s mayor for a few months, but he has recently caught national attention for a proposed sugary drink tax. This in itself is nothing new, as former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter tried to pass a similar tax …

May 26, 2015

The national movement for paid sick days started in 2003, when a small group of advocates for low-wage women wanted to build on the nation’s first paid family leave law, passed in California in 2002. But the group knew it also needed to promote protections for routine, short-term sicknesses for …