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February 15, 2019

Politics

Amazon upset with city officials over cashless stores

By Alex Lloyd Gross Amazon, the largest retail company in the world is upset at Philadelphia city council for voting to not allow cashless stores in the city.  They were reportedly so upset that they contacted city officials several times and threatened to not open a brick and mortar store in the city should this 

Governor Wolf visits Frankford to push wages up

By Alex Lloyd Gross Governor Tom Wolf paid a visit to the Frankford Transportation Center February 8, 2019 to speak on his proposal to raise the state minimum wage. This issue has become a political hot button this year as workers in Pennsylvania have watched their counterparts in New Jersey, West Virginia and Delaware get

$15.00 Minimum Wage now a reality in New Jersey

By Alex Lloyd Gross NJ Governor Phil Murphy fulfilled a campaign promise and gave most workers in New Jersey a substantial pay increase.   $15.00 per hour will be a reality by 2024, which is just five years away. Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced an agreement on legislation

Phila Soda tax to blame in grocery store closing

By Alex Lloyd Gross When the Sweetened Beverage tax was enacted January 2017, critics claimed it would cost jobs. They were right. Not only have delivery jobs been lost,  it was announced today that the Shoprite located at 6710 Haverford Avenue is out of business as of the last day in March 2019. As was

There is wrong on both sides of the Trump- Acosta issue

By Alex Lloyd Gross Jim Acosta and President Donald Trump do not like each other.  At all. Acosta has been asking challenging, tough and sometimes questions that have been critical of the Trump administration since he started covering Trump.   During a press conference after the mid-term elections,  Trump and Acosta  got into a heated argument. 

Governor Wolf visits area to stump for local candidates

by Alex Lloyd Gross Election Day is tomorrow.  Lots of positions across Pennsylvania are up for grabs.  Such as governor and state senate. Members of congress are fighting as well to stay on the job, while challengers are trying to win their  seats in the house.  Governor Tom Wolf spent about an hour in Middletown

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