Council debates solar panel costs, states want to lower Four Loko’s alcohol content

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    City Council’s looking at two very different ideas today: a solar inverter tax break and taking pensions away from city employees who shouldn’t be getting them. Tom MacDonald will be in council chambers with all the details.
    Emma Jacobs is talking with someone who makes the air trip between Philly and Pittsburgh frequently, and how passengers will be affected by the price increase.

    Is Four Loko due for a little less of the loko? Carolyn Beeler is looking at a move by 30-plus states to lower the drink’s alcohol content. Makers have already removed the caffeine. We’ll talk about whether the effort has legs, and why lawmakers are focusing their attention on this specific drink.

    On NewsWorks Tonight, Peter Crimmins tells the story of Krampuslauf, a holiday monster of sorts, how Philadelphians will mark his presence this weekend.

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