PhillyClout Archive: May, 2010

Election 2010: Specter & Rendell Slam Sestak's On Ad

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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and Gov. Rendell took some shots at U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak this morning, in advance of next Tuesday's primary election... Read more

PICA Chairman Raises Concerns About Proposed Property Tax Hike

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The head of the state fiscal watchdog group that oversees the city budget said he has concerns about the 9.9 percent property tax hike which... Read more

Friday -- Property Tax Hike Moves Forward

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Council gives tentative approval to 9.9 percent property tax hike. Should criminal cops get to receive pension benefits? Is Sam Katz considering... Read more

Council Gives Preliminary Approval To Budget With Property Tax Hike, Stalls Soda Tax Legislation

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City Council today gave preliminary approval to a temporary 9.9 percent property tax increase, but did not move Mayor Nutter's proposed soda... Read more

Election 2010: Corbett Not Surprised By Feisty Lt. Gov. Campaigns

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State Attorney General Tom Corbett, the front-runner in next Tuesday's Republican primary election for governor, didn't want to talk today... Read more

Election 2010: Black Clergy To Back Specter Tomorrow

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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter is counting on heavy Democratic voter turn-out in Philadelphia during next Tuesday's Democratic primary election to... Read more

Budget Deal Drawing Close?

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Council is currently on a break following several hours of testimony on the tax proposals. A resolution on a city budget plan could still be... Read more

Holts Owner FIghts Proposed Tax On Some Tobacco Products

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The owner of Holt’s Cigars just gave a lengthy speech against Councilman Darrell Clarke’s proposed tax on chewing tobacco, pipe... Read more