Philly Landmarks Recount Philadelphia's Political History

When delegates gather in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention in summer 2016, all eyes will be on the nation’s birthplace. Having hosted numerous political conventions, including the 2000 Republican gathering and the 1948 conventions for all three parties (Democratic, Republican and Progressive), Philadelphia is used to being in the political spotlight Philadelphia, PA - Having hosted numerous political conventions, including the 2000 Republican gathering and the 1948 conventions for all three parties (Democratic, Republican and Progressive), Philadelphia is used to being in the political spotlight. It was here where disgruntled colonists created a new form of government, and today many of the places where those meetings, debates and activities took place still stand. Here are a few iconic locations with deeply rooted connections to the American political process:

Philadelphia Launches Fair Chance Hiring Initiative

Philadelphia, PA - launched the Fair Chance Hiring Initiative (FCHI), a pilot program designed to encourage businesses to provide Philadelphians with meaningful employment when they return from incarceration. The Fair Chance Hiring Initiative was created to provide a more efficient alternative to the current Philadelphia Re-Entry Program (PREP) Tax Credit, and if successful this program will be proposed as a permanent replacement for PREP in the future.Philadelphia, PA - launched the Fair Chance Hiring Initiative (FCHI), a pilot program designed to encourage businesses to provide Philadelphians with meaningful employment when they return from incarceration. The Fair Chance Hiring Initiative was created to provide a more efficient alternative to the current Philadelphia Re-Entry Program (PREP) Tax Credit, and if successful this program will be proposed as a permanent replacement for PREP in the future.

Philadelphia Announces Wage Tax Reduction

Philadelphia, PA - As part of the City’s continuing efforts to improve its economic competitiveness, starting July 1, 2017, the City’s Wage Tax rate is reduced to 3.8907% for residents and 3.4654% for nonresidents. Any paycheck that businesses issue with a pay date after June 30, 2017 must have Philadelphia City Wage Tax withheld at the new rate.Philadelphia, PA - As part of the City’s continuing efforts to improve its economic competitiveness, starting July 1, 2017, the City’s Wage Tax rate is reduced to 3.8907% for residents and 3.4654% for nonresidents. Any paycheck that businesses issue with a pay date after June 30, 2017 must have Philadelphia City Wage Tax withheld at the new rate.

Wawa Welcome America 4th of July Concert and Fireworks

Philadelphia, PA – Welcome America turns 25 this year, and Philadelphia is planning a six-day Independence Day festival to celebrate. As always, a birthday party of this magnitude can take place only in the United States’ birthplace—Philly. From June 29 through July 4, 2017, Wawa Welcome America! includes four spectacular fireworks shows, a bigger Historic District Block Party, a delicious Wawa Hoagie Day and a huge July 4th concert—this time, starring Mary J. Blige.Philadelphia, PA Welcome America turns 25 this year, and Philadelphia is planning a six-day Independence Day festival to celebrate. As always, a birthday party of this magnitude can take place only in the United States’ birthplace—Philly. From June 29 through July 4, 2017, Wawa Welcome America! includes four spectacular fireworks shows, a bigger Historic District Block Party, a delicious Wawa Hoagie Day and a huge July 4th concert—this time, starring Mary J. Blige.

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