The first rule of the Soda Wars is that there appears to be no end to the Soda Wars.
Philadelphia City Council in June 2016, pushed by Mayor Kenney, approved a tax of 1.5-cents-per-ounce on most sugary and diet beverages sold in the city. The goal: Raising $92 million to fund pre-K education, community schools, parks, recreation centers and libraries.
The American Beverage Association has lobbied hard against the tax, using a variety of arguments […]
2018-02-15T21:00:30+00:00 February 5th, 2018|
By Craig R. McCoy, Chris Brennan, and Mark Fazlollah
For more than a year, FBI agents wiretapped the cellphones of Philadelphia labor leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty and City Councilman Bobby Henon as part of an ongoing investigation into union corruption, according to a disclosure letter by federal prosecutors.
Prosecutors recently sent what are known as “intercept letters” to scores of people whose conversations were picked up […]
2018-02-15T20:41:43+00:00 June 26th, 2017|