David and Goliath: Philly’s biggest businesses fight against two key workplace protections

Who Runs Philly? is an ongoing project from Philly Power Research focused on highlighting the powerful people, organizations, businesses, and interest groups that shape Philadelphia. In the lead-up to the May 2019 primary, we’ll be paying special attention to who’s spending big in local races. This post focuses on the businesses and organizations that have put significant resources into fighting  the passage of some of Philadelphia’s landmark labor legislation.To explore campaign finance data on your own, check out our tool: The Philadelphia Campaign Finance Data Explorer.

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Hey Big Spender: The Parking Lot King of Philadelphia

In 2017, Joseph Zuritsky donated over $22,500 to members of City Council. He was the 8th largest donor over all and the 2nd largest individual donor behind outdoor advertising executive Dominic Cipollini. In a city well known for “pay to play” politics, who is this guy and what does he want?

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