GOV. WOLF ALL THAT STANDS BETWEEN UBERX, LYFT AND LEGALITY IN PHILLY
The long, heated saga between ride-sharing companies, the Philadelphia Parking Authority and taxis ended Monday in Harrisburg, and ride-sharing won. The Senate voted 47-1 to pass Senate Bill 984, granting UberX and Lyft immediate permission to operate throughout Pennsylvania contingent on the approval of Governor Tom Wolf. Here’s what he’s likely to do.
KATHLEEN KANE’S DAY IN COURT: SHE’S HEADING TO JAIL
Pennsylvania’s disgraced ex-attorney general Kathleen Kane was sentenced today to spend at least 10 months behind bars for leaking confidential information and then perjuring herself to cover it up. “The case is about ego — ego of a politician consumed with her image from day one,” Montgomery County Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy said. “And instead of focusing solely on the business of fighting crime, her focus was battling these perceived enemies, orchestrating a calculated retaliatory strategy and utilizing and exploiting her position to do it.” Kane was sentenced to spend up to 22 months in the Montgomery County Correctional facility, then eight years of probation.
THE PROCRASTINATOR’S GUIDE TO THE 2016 GENERAL ELECTION IN PA
The election season that everybody wants to end is almost over. But in case you haven’t been paying enough attention to the races, especially those not involving Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, we have you covered, from US Senator to State Treasurer to Attorney General and everything in between. Here is the Procrastinator’s Guide to the 2016 General Election.
Launch your Philadelphia career with Campus Philly. Make a profile, show off your personality and connect to hundreds of local employers who want to meet you. The career site works for you around the clock, but twice a year our listings get this special showcase, when hundreds of employers looking to recruit visit campusphilly.org/careers. Participating is easy: Just sign in and start searching!
Where: Online at campusphilly.org/careers at everywhere
When: October 25, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. to October 28, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
How much: FREE
Coal vs. fracking vs. nuclear vs. gas vs. solar vs. wind — the future of energy is uncertain, and our state is a battleground. A panel of experts will discuss the economic and environmental impacts of the various choices and how what we choose will affect generations to come.
Where: WHYY Studios at 150 N. 6th St. 19106
When: October 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free with registration
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MEET OUR NEW VP OF SALES AND EVENTS
Billy Penn has a new vice president of sales and events: Meet Kellie Panter, most recently an Integrated National Sales Executive for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com. She started Monday, she’s a South Jersey native, and she brings to Billy Penn nearly 20 years of experience in digital sales and marketing. Here’s how to get in touch.
INTRODUCING THE 2016 SIXERS BIG MAN TRACKER
The Sixers are big. Too big. As the 2016-17 NBA season begins, the Sixers roster is entirely too top heavy with frontcourt players. This isn’t anything new. During the Sam Hinkie “Trust the Process” Era, the team drafted as many bigs as they could, year after year, expecting at least one to become a bona fide NBA superstar, ostensibly rendering the rest as valuable trade bait. So we created this Big Man Tracker, to… uh… keep track of things. All the details are here.