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August 17, 2017

Politics

City tries to tout Berkeley “Soda Tax”

By Alex Lloyd Gross Yesterday, April 18, 2017,  Philadelphia city officials were quick to bring out a public study about the “sweetened beverage tax” in Berkeley California. The study,   by the Public Health Institute and the University of North Carolina were quick to find that this tax had health benefits, that sales of soda fell

Pepsi restricts sales of soda to Philly stores

By Alex Lloyd Gross Yes, you read the headline right. Starting this spring, Pepsi will no longer be supplying grocery stores in Philadelphia with 2-Liter bottles of soda and multi packs of cans.. They just are not selling in the city.  That includes products bottled by Pepsi as well, such as Mountain Dew.  However, Coke

Philadelphia District Attorney indicted

By Alex Lloyd Gross Seth Williams, the Philadelphia District Attorney was indicted today, March 22, 2017 by Federal Authorities. He is alleged to have used his office to go easy on criminals, and help friends breeze past Airport Security when they return from trips in exchange for money or other  gifts..  He is also accused

Pro Trump rally held in Bensalem

By Alex Lloyd Gross About 1000 people RSVP’d that they would show up and attend a Pro President Trump rally in Bensalem Saturday, March 4,2017.  The rally was held at Neshaminy State Park. Most who said they would make it,  did  come and show their support for Trump. The unofficial estimate was about 1000 people. 

Region comes together after cemetery vandalized

By Alex Lloyd Gross Currently, police are calling the desecration of over 100 headstones at the Mount Carmel Jewish Cemetery “Institutional Vandalism”. It’s not being called a “Hate Crime’  officially.  Unofficially, it is and much worse. Yesterday, February 29, 2017, multiple politicians  and local residents gathered near the site, so denounce the act.  While they

Did the city really make $5.7 million in Beverage Tax?

By Alex Lloyd Gross Yesterday,  February 23, 2017  the City of Philadelphia announced that they took in $5.7  million in the month of January . That was the inception of this tax.  Proponents of this tax claim the money will fund Pre-K . The city hopes to make up to 91 Million dollars in 2017

Philly soda tax just cost people their jobs

By Alex Lloyd Gross By the time the soda tax reaches it’s 100th day, it will have been responsible for costing over 400 people their jobs.  According to a report in the Philadelphia Business Journal, Browns Supermarkets, which owns quite a few  supermarkets  both inside and outside the city,  they will have to lay off

Andy Puzder resigns as Labor Secretary Nominee

By Alex Lloyd Gross Andy Puzder The man who President Donald Trump nominated for secretary of labor has withdrawn his name for consideration. An opponent of anything more than a small increase to the $7.25 per hour minimum wage, Puzder was  in the target of many labor groups and workers. His thoughts that these workers

More dirt found on Labor Secretary Nominee

By Alex Lloyd Gross Do you work for a living?  If  answer yes, then  the man who President Donald Trump picked for Labor Secretary should concern you. Andrew Puzder is one of, if the most controversial picks for Trump’s cabinet. Puzder owns Hardees and Carl  Jr,s, fast food restaurants.  He has been called on the

Minimum wage to increase in Pennsylvania in 2017

By Alex Lloyd Gross Currently, the State of Pennsylvania is in the dark ages and behind the times, when it comes to paying workers that are working on the bottom end of the pay scale. Federal Minimum Wage is $7.25 per hour and that is exactly what the state minimum wage is.  Many that work

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