Heard in the Hall Archive: March, 2009

Inky live blog of budget address

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11:32: Thats it. About a 45-50 minute speech. 11:28: The mayor is winding up. He's outlining his vision of the city, and its government, once... Read more

Read the budget and five year-plan yourself

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The mayor's proposed budget and five-year plan are available below. Click here for Philly.com's politics page. Read more

Nutter's budget a bold challenge to unions, and a burden to taxpayers

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After months of preparation and an unprecedented amount of public input, Mayor Nutter is now officially delivering his $3.84 billion budget... Read more

Ex-mayor Street warmy greeted at Nutter's budget address

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Former Mayor John F. Street is on council chambers for Mayor Nutter's budget address, and was warmly greeted by old adversary Jim Kenney and... Read more

Nutter wants to drop DROP for elected officials

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CORRECTION from earlier post: Councilman Brian J. O'Neill is not enrolled in DROP. Councilman Frank Rizzo is. ------ Mayor Nutter will ask... Read more

Nutter to officeholders: "Give up your cars"

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If local elected officials all give back their city-issued cars, it probably won't go a long way toward reducing the city's five-year, $1 billion... Read more

Change in Plumbing Code? Not yet

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Union plumbers and Philadelphia firefighters yesterday successfully deflected a change in the city’s plumbing code that would allow plastic... Read more

New Parks and Rec board draws 207 applicants

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A week before the March 9 deadline, City Council had only 11 applications to fill nine seats on the new Commission of Parks and Recreation... Read more