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Thursday Update: Nutter To Slash City Budget Today

Mayor Nutter briefed City Council yesterday on budget cuts that he will unveil today at noon in a live television broadcast. City Controller Alan Butkovitz suggested a way for the city to pick up about $6 million.

Thursday Update: Nutter To Slash City Budget Today

Mayor Nutter briefed City Council yesterday on budget cuts that he will unveil today at noon in a live television broadcast.  City Controller Alan Butkovitz suggested a way for the city to pick up about $6 million.

State House Democrats, adding to their majority in Tuesday's election, now consider who will lead that legislative body.

Dave Davies deconstructs the media frenzy that surrounded a couple of self-proclaimed New Black Panther Party members who decided to provide "security" for a North Philadelphia polling place Tuesday.

John Baer examines U.S. Sen. Bob Casey's relationship with the president-elect.

Common Pleas Court Judge Gary Di Vito held a hearing this morning to consider a request from the Daily News and Inquirer to prevent Nutter from holding private briefings for City Council when a quorum is present.  Di Vito has not ruled on the request, which cites the state's open meeting law, also known as the "Sunshine Act."  Chris Casey, an attorney for the newspapers, said if Council and the mayor can meet behind close doors and the public has no way to find out about it, "They have eviscerated the Sunshine Act."

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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Sean Collins Walsh is from Bucks County and went to Northwestern University. He joined the Daily News copy desk in 2012 and now covers the Nutter administration. Before that, he interned at papers including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News and The Seattle Times. E-mail tips to walshSE@phillynews.com
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