Monday, April 27, 2015

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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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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