PICA to vote on Philadelphia budget, feds will audit some Pennsylvania insurance rates

    Good morning, Feeders! The Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority is set to vote today on whether to approve the Philadelphia budget. Tom MacDonald will have the decision for us, as well as the discussions leading up to it.

    Lizz Fiedler will have more information on the Aker deal that will bring two new oil tankers to Philadelphia. She’ll look into how many jobs the work will bring, and the potential spinoff employment from the industry.

    Look for coverage later of a rally to save the job of School District of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, and a story from Mara Zepeda about employers looking for recently employed applicants and the legislation that’s meant to curb such a practice.

    Carolyn Beeler will have details on how the feds will begin to audit some Philadelphia insurance rates this fall, and the changes coming to McDonald’s Happy Meals.

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    Much of the focus on the Chelten Plaza development has been on the proposed low-end grocery store set for the site, but an incoming dollar store and zoning provisions are at issue to. Amy Z. Quinn explains as part of our partnership with PlanPhilly.

    Germantown Settlement’s leader has backed out of his appearance in court today, citing scheduling conflicts and inadequate legal representation. The meeting today was meant to examine the value of Settlement’s remaining assets. Patrick Cobbs has the details.

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