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Tuesday's DN: Many on City Council sip on a cool COLA

Times are tough -- the economy is still struggling and local taxes keep going up. But at least salaries in one local industry -- Philadelphia's City Council -- are on the rise. Salary data provided by the City Controller's Office shows at least nine members of Council are taking a cost-of-living pay increase.

Tuesday's DN: Many on City Council sip on a cool COLA

Times are tough -- the economy is still struggling and local taxes keep going up.  But at least salaries in one local industry -- Philadelphia's City Council -- are on the rise.  Salary data provided by the City Controller's Office shows at least nine members of Council are taking a cost-of-living pay increase.

Council members aren't the only people in City Hall getting a bump in pay.  Several members of Mayor Nutter's administration have stopped giving back parts of their salaries.

City Council wants to help local voters avoid problems with a new controversial law that forces them to show some sort of state identification at polling places.  Here's a guide to obtaining ID.

A developer who has been engaged in a series of confrontations with local building trades unions for using some non-union workers just bought the 21-story Atlantic Building on the corner of South Broad Street at Spruce Street.

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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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