PhillyClout Archive: February, 2013

Monday's DN: When assessing the value of property, what's fair?

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Crime has some Philadelphians wondering if the city's bad points outweigh the good. Meanwhile homicides are down compared to last year's bloody... Read more

Friday's DN: McCord disputes claim that he would step aside for Schwartz for governor

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In Friday's Clout column: state Treasurer Rob McCord disputes a claim from state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams that he would step aside if U... Read more

Council's got talent? Maybe...

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City Council members are often judged by their legislative prowess, but Thursday night the singing, dancing, guitar playing legislative body... Read more

Councilman wants to end employer requests for social media passwords

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Has an employer ever asked for your Facebook or Twitter password? Well doing so is illegal in at least two states: California and Illinois... Read more

Council looking for ways to help under AVI

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As City Council prepares for one of the most intense budget seasons, members are looking for ways to protect homeowners under the Actual Value... Read more

Former assistant DA expected to challenge DA Seth Williams

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Daniel Alvarez, an assistant district attorney for about eight years who worked in the gun unit and then the child support enforcement unit... Read more

Thursday's DN: AVI could spell trouble for small businesses, renters

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The Actual Value Initiative, which begins next year, could mean increased tax burdens for many Philly small businesses. Landlords also say... Read more

Wednesday's DN: Does preparing for the end of the world make you a target?

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Is survivalist/ conspiracy theorist a target? School District saves 10 schools. Matt Ruben talks about what the new property-tax system means... Read more