We hope you're hungry. Food critic Craig LaBan has hundreds of local dining recommendations in his latest guide. Good luck deciding where to start. One thing that is clear is Philly's sanctuary status. What's been unclear at times is who's on board. The division between Mayor Kenney and the Trump administration is obvious. But even in Philly, not everyone agrees — leading to a confusing life in this sanctuary city. Out in Harrisburg, lawmakers considered an emotionally charged bill that would give older clergy abuse victims an avenue to sue. But yesterday's voting window came and went.
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Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan explored the Philadelphia region to deliver his latest Ultimate Dining Guide — complete with more than 200 restaurant recommendations for Philly and the suburbs.
As far as sanctuary cities go, Philly is one of the largest thorns in the Trump administration’s side. The city won a federal lawsuit this year, shielding it from being punished for not cooperating with ICE.
An Inquirer and ProPublica investigation shows that not everyone in Philadelphia's law enforcement ranks sees this issue the way the mayor does. Life in a sanctuary city like Philly is very complex.
The Trump administration views Philly and cities like it as safe havens for "criminals." Mayor Jim Kenney says the administration's main concern is not public safety — but is instead about pandering for anti-immigrant voters.
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Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R., Jefferson) said he tried to gather support for a plan he believed would help victims, but the votes weren't there. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said simply that Republican leaders in the Senate "just decided to quit to go home."
The two-year legislative session ends next month. It is unlikely lawmakers will add more voting days as many shift their focus to reelection efforts.
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