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Seattle is the leader in worker protection laws. What can Philly learn as it considers a ‘fair workweek’?

From Philadelphia Media Network:
As Philadelphia’s City Council prepares to host a hearing Oct. 30 about its own version of Seattle’s year-old “secure-scheduling law,” known here and around the country as “fair-workweek” laws, here’s a look at what the city can learn from Seattle, thought to be a national leader in worker laws that aim to combat poverty. (Read more.)

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This Week at Broke in Philly: Picture This Voting

“If I can make this happen, I’m sure you can, too,” said Akeem Dixon, community connector and host of Broke in Philly’s new series: Picture This. Dixon practiced voting and spoke with a Philadelphia committee person, a candidate for state rep., and a newly registered voter at a block party this past weekend. (Read more.)

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Killing SEPTA transfer fees, charging for parking differently — it’s all in Philly’s new transportation plan

From PlanPhilly: The City of Philadelphia released what may be its most ambitious and concretely detailed transportation plan yet on Wednesday. Called CONNECT, the seven-year plan details the goals, strategies and tactics officials hope will address the city’s most pressing transportation challenges, including increased congestion, declining bus ridership, and a bike commuting trend that’s gone flat. (Read more.)

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Picture This: Voting

From WHYY: “If I can make this happen, I’m sure you can, too,” said Akeem Dixon, community connector and host of Broke in Philly’s new series: Picture This. Dixon practiced voting and spoke with a Philadelphia committee person, a candidate for state rep., and a newly registered voter at a block party this past weekend. Today is the deadline for new voter registration in the state of Pennsylvania. (Read more.)