Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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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William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to benderw@phillynews.com
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David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to gambacd@phillynews.com
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