PhillyClout Archive: September, 2009

As Layoffs Loom, Nutter Keeps Pushing for Budget Relief

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Mayor Nutter just departed for Harrisburg, saying he hopes that budget relief legislation will be passed today, in time to halt the 3,000 layoff... Read more

Thursday -- Council Back in Sesion Today

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City Council returns from their summer recess today, with the budget crisis still raging. Here's what's on their agenda for fall. Police Commissioner... Read more

Ramsey Meeting With Officers Facing Layoff Notices

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Note: This post has been updated. Plan C is getting very real for Philadelphia’s police officers. Daily News cops reporter David Gambacorta... Read more

Mayor Asks City Workers To Stay on the Job If They Get Layoff Notice

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Mayor Nutter just sent the following email to city workers. In it he acknowledges that layoff notices may go out to 3,000 people on Friday... Read more

SugarHouse Wins Help From Gaming Control Board

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The state Gaming Control Board this afternoon agreed to allow the investors behind SugarHouse, a casino planned for the Delaware riverfront... Read more

City Budget Bill On Hold In Legislature At Least Until Tomorrow

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House Bill 1829, the legislation needed by the city to avoid a fallback budget that includes 3,000 layoffs and the closures of every library... Read more

Wednesday --- Bizarre State Budget Process Continues

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John Baer notes that the bizarre state budget process continues to "defy reason." A new public records law has yielded lots of lawsuits... Read more

Obama: "Specter a Tough Son-Of-A-Gun"

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President Obama has taken the stage at the Philly fundraiser for Sen. Arlen Specter, Dave Davies reports. Obama spoke a lot about health care... Read more