Some felons still collecting city pensions, PICA gets ready to vote on Philadelphia budget

    It takes more than a felony to prevent city workers from collecting their pensions. The Daily News today found cases of felons still collecting city pensions. You can read the cover story here, and look for more later from WHYY’s Tom MacDonald.

    Tom is also checking in with the city to see how the recent heatwave affected Philadelphia’s heat death rate.

     

    The Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority will vote tomorrow on Philadelphia’s budget. Dave Davies will have a preview for us on what we can expect to see, and what the big issues are.

    An event at Eastern State Penitentiary will highlight historic sites that host entertainment events. Peter Crimmins will have a preview of tomorrow’s event and how some people feel about the (very) old meeting the new.

    Always wanted to view art on a ship? An old Portuguese  fishing vessel is docking on the Delaware, and Peter is stopping by to see what the festival has to offer.

    How much money goes toward childhood versus adult cancer? Taunya English will look at both sides of a ongoing dispute about which age bracket gets — and should get — the most attention.

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