Mayor Jim Kenney

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Guests: Jim Kenney

Philadelphia Mayor JIM KENNEY has a lot on his plate. President Trump has been ramping up deportations and the state senate has passed a bill that would withhold funds from sanctuary cities like Philadelphia. Critics of the sugary beverage tax are marshaling forces to overturn the levy, one of Kenney’s key policy achievements.  Marty will talk with Kenney about how and why he plans to keep the city’s sanctuary status and the beverage tax that pays for Pre-K and community schools. We’ll also hear his thoughts about the state of the Democratic Party and why the mayor is an advocate for legalized marijuana.  We’ll close out the hour talking with McClatchy’s ANITA KUMAR about Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey.

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