Bellevue Bulletin 03/08/2019: 2020 Budget Proposal

Bellevue Bulletin 03/08/2019: 2020 Budget Proposal

Happy International Women’s Day! (And Happy Friday!) Here’s your update for this week! The biggest news these past few days is Mayor Jim Kenney’s 2020 budget proposal, in which Kenney proposed a nearly $5-billion budget to be approved by City Council. We’re only two months away from city elections, and Kenney’s address presented a five-year ... Read More
 
Bellevue Bulletin 03/01/2019: Legislations Galore

Bellevue Bulletin 03/01/2019: Legislations Galore

Welcome back to your weekly update! Here’s all the news you need to know: In Philadelphia, legislation has been passed that makes Philly the first major U.S. city to force shops to take cash. Mayor Kenney signed the law on Thursday banning cashless stores, with the exception of a few businesses. The ordinance prohibits most ... Read More
 
Bellevue Bulletin 02/15/2019: City challenge to face growing hunger; violent video games proposal

Bellevue Bulletin 02/15/2019: City challenge to face growing hunger; violent video games proposal

Welcome back and happy Friday! The news this week starts off with a bill that’s floating around in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, regarding violent video games. Representative Christopher Quinn is hoping to propose a 10% sales tax on violent video games, with the intent of distributing said tax back to school districts currently undergoing projects ... Read More
 
Bellevue Bulletin 01/31/2019: Record breaking cold can’t stop Philly reps in the House

Bellevue Bulletin 01/31/2019: Record breaking cold can’t stop Philly reps in the House

Happy Friday! In the midst of record-breaking cold in the mid-west to Maine, the government is back in action after 35 days. Philadelphia’s temperature is dropping to “below freezing” levels, with Camden schools closing and the Philadelphia School District reporting that many school buses have been delayed, anywhere from one to two hours. So far, ... Read More
 
Bellevue Bulletin 01/25/2019: Council’s First Session Sees Controversial Bills

Bellevue Bulletin 01/25/2019: Council’s First Session Sees Controversial Bills

Happy Friday! We’re nearing in the 35th day of the federal government shutdown, and the Senate’s attempt to reopen the government on February 8th has failed. President Trump has since announced that he will not give the annual State of the Union address until after the government opens, but for now, the stalemate continues. After the Senate’s ... Read More
 
Bellevue Bulletin 01/18/2019: The Low-Down on the Shutdown

Bellevue Bulletin 01/18/2019: The Low-Down on the Shutdown

Happy Friday! Here’s what’s happening in Philadelphia: We’re in week three of the federal government shutdown, one that has made history as the longest the country has ever seen, and it’s affecting Americans all over the country, especially those in our home city of Philadelphia. Across the United States, airports have been significantly impacted by ... Read More