Paid sick days supporters testify at council meeting, Delaware considers medical marijuana

    Good morning, Feeders!  When it rains (literally) it pours (figuratively). There’s plenty happening today in the Delaware Valley, including some big items up for motion by Philadelphia City Council. You’ll find it all right here.


    Tom MacDonald is covering paid sick days from beginning to end. Before testimony at today’s council meeting, two city residents and Jefferson University’s director of the Center for Urban Health will support the legislation that would require some businesses to provide paid sick days.

    Lizz Fiedler will bring us news from both sides of the Delaware. A New Jersey man is suing both his friend and the Pennsylvania store that sold his friend fireworks that resulted in an eye injury. Lizz will look both at the suit and the strange legislation that regulates fireworks sales in towns near state borders.

    Susan Philips is following up with Pat Toomey and his proposed Constitutional amendment to the budget.

    Where did Charles Schulz get his inspiration for the Peanuts strips? We might never fully know the answer, but thanks to love letters he wrote to a woman in our region, we can know more about his personal life. Peter Crimmins is hoping to track down the daughter of the woman who stole Schulz’s heart. The letters will be on display at a Chinatown gallery tomorrow.

    Shai Ben-Yaacov will get a first look at the latest on SEPTA’s proposal for smart card technology.

    In Delaware, Bill Cook is watching the legislature, where a medical marijuana bill could advance to the Senate.

    That’s all for now.  Stay tuned…

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