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With the Mayor’s soda tax facing stiff opposition in City Council – including Council President Darrell Clarke yesterday calling it “ridiculous” and unlikely to pass – Council will now debate an alternate tax introduced by At-Large Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown: a 15-cent tax imposed on any beverage container sold in the city aside from milk and baby formula. The tax, borrowed from Baltimore – not exactly known as a bastion of good governance – would be even further reaching than a tax on sugary beverages, and thus even more difficult for consumers to avoid.
Katie McGinty’s time at the helm of our state’s Environmental Department was known primarily for her funneling of taxpayer money to firms that employed her husband – actions which resulted in a rebuke from a Pennsylvania ethics-committee and our state’s Supreme Court. Unsurprisingly, her approach to governance – enrich herself and her allies, while claiming to advocate for working families – has played out through her many attempts at nabbing statewide office, most recently in her Senate campaign.
While Katie McGinty’s Senate campaign has been busily recycling stale party lines of Republicans’ “War on Women,” her campaign chair, former governor Ed Rendell, sounded off on “ugly women” voters in our state today: “There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women.” Rendell, not himself renowned for his looks, seemed to display not a hint of self-awareness as he criticized Donald Trump for comments on women’s looks by
During last year's election, many people wondered, "Which Jim Kenney are we going to get?" It's five months into his administration, and now we know: the fiscally irresponsible one.
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