Heard in the Hall Archive: December, 2010

City Commission News: A GOP challenger; Tartaglione threatens to "punch out" reporter; 6 state reps fail to disclose campaign finances

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First this: Al Schmidt, a former GOP city controller candidate and chief gadfly to the city's Republican Party establishment, is running for... Read more

Goode jobs bill passes committee

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Councilman Wilson Goode Jr. announced that a bill he sponsored to give tax credits to companies that create jobs passed out of Council's Committee... Read more

Misuse of public resources for political gain

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Al Schmidt, who will declare his candidacy for City Commissioner Thursday, says he also will disclose documents showing misuse of public resources... Read more

Renee Tartaglione admits to ethics violations

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Deputy City Commissioner Renee Tartaglione has settled charges with the Philadelphia Board of Ethics that she used her own money to pay for... Read more

Tax policy and mayoral politics

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There was plenty of high-minded tax policy being discussed at last week's City Council hearings, but the mayoral politics were just as rich... Read more

Doc courts Corbett, Smith

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Heard in City Hall reported last week that electrician's union chief John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty was shedding no tears at the downfall... Read more

He's no Holiday. Christmas gets to keep his name

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With the emergency controversy over the naming of the Christmas Village outside City Hall resolved on Wednesday, by Thursday morning, City... Read more

No World Cup for Philly - or U.S.

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This report from Inquirer reporter Jeff Gammage: Who said the mayor doesn’t have a sense of humor? His playfulness was on full display... Read more