Heard in the Hall Archive: August, 2009

Mr. Schmidt Goes to Harrisburg

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As Mayor Nutter made his rounds recently in the State Capitol, urging lawmakers to pass the city's budget-relief legislation, he was shadowed... Read more

City unions launch effort to kill pension reform in Harrisburg

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Pension reform remains the issue of the day, with state House members expected to vote Sept. 8 on a bill that municipal union leaders equate... Read more

Nutter backs Senate bill calling for reduced pension benefits

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Mayor Nutter this afternoon came out in clear favor of Senate legislation that both gives financial relief to Philadelphia while mandating... Read more

Nutter noncommittal on Senate's pension legislation

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Mayor Nutter refused to offer an opinion this morning on sweeping pension reform provisions that, for now at least, are part and parcel of... Read more

City budget, pension and DROP on the line in Harrisburg

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A routine meeting of the State Senate Finance Committee at 5 p.m. today is packed with import for Philadelphia. A senate committee vote is... Read more

Nutter defends Harrisburg budget strategy

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With the "doomsday" budget deadline approaching and the city's sales tax and pension legislation still bottled up in Harrisburg,... Read more

As city waits, Harrisburg debates big pension reforms

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With the city's budget in limbo, state senators this morning used a hearing on a Philadelphia fiscal relief bill to explore potential statewide... Read more

Camden waterfront CEO switches jobs to Philly

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After 20 years, Philadelphia has a new waterfront chief. Mayor Nutter this afternoon named Thomas P. Corcoran to lead his year-old Delaware... Read more