Philly lawmaker spends $29G in city funds to maintain social media presence

The Philadelphia Daily News reports Councilman Jim Kenney, at-large Democrat, has the third-highest paid staff on the city council. Kenney has 10 staff members and a payroll of $654,034, including his salary.

The paper has identified the company hired by Kenney as Philadelphia-based ChatterBlast, which will also post to the lawmaker’s campaign-funded website.

“Ten-year-olds can tweet on their own,” the newspaper story begins. “But Councilman Jim Kenney apparently needs help. Professional help.”

Kenney responded to questions about the taxpayer expense by saying: "I, at 53 years old, do not have that facility.”

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