City Council takes another crack at sick leave, New Jersey move toward patient form standardization

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    City Council will look again today at the proposed sick leave bill — this time a scaled back version — and we could hear more on the parking tax reduction.

    Tom MacDonald is in City Hall tracking both, and will also be on hand as Mayor Michael Nutter and Councilman Jack Kelly help distribute several hundred SafetyNet devices. The human LoJacks are meant to help locate endangered missing persons.


    Kimberly Haas will talk today with families facing foreclosure at an event designed to provide information about foreclosure prevention.

    Lizz Fiedler, Kim Paynter and Carolyn Beeler are heading to Drexel. Lizz and Kim will have a full story tomorrow on squash at the university and the program that exposes kids to the sports. Carolyn is there for another purpose: a biowall. She’ll have more details later from the Health & Science desk.

    Maiken Scott will look at New Jersey legislation that would standardize patient tranfer forms. She’ll have details on the bill and what prompted it.

    More news is expected today from the Philadelphia Orchestra. Peter Crimmins will keep an eye on what’s happening outside the public venue.

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