PhillyClout Archive: March, 2009

Budget Hearings Kick Off Today, Council Plans Neighborhood Tour

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The lengthy budget hearing process begins in City Council this morning with a session devoted to the five-year financial plan. And Council... Read more

State Supreme Court Appoints "Special Master" For SugarHouse

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The state Supreme Court just ruled that SugarHouse, a casino project proposed for the banks of the Delaware riverfront in Fishtown, can have... Read more

Nutter Names Tax Task Force

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Mayor Nutter just held a press conference to announce his task force on taxes. Here's the release: MAYOR NUTTER APPOINTS TASK FORCE ON TAX... Read more

Police Department To Council: Ban Cell Phone Use By Drivers

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Francis Healy, an attorney who serves as special advisor to Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, told a City Council committee this afternoon... Read more

Newsstand Advertising -- Do LCD Screens Equal Blight?

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To newsstand owners in the city, the ability to add a 24-inch flat panel LCD screen for advertising is a chance to make more money as newspaper... Read more

Councilman Jokes About Tough Times

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Chris Brennan just sent us this budget joke from the City Council floor: A witness in a Council hearing just complimented Councilman Frank... Read more

Tuesday -- Budget Cuts May Force City Courts to Close Some Weekdays

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Court officials say Mayor Nutter's budget cuts may force them to close city courts some weekdays starting in July. Many staffers shocked by... Read more

Nutter To Announce Members of Tax Task Force Today

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At a press conference this afternoon, Mayor Nutter will announce the chair and members of his new Task Force on Tax Policy and Economic Competitiveness... Read more