Heard in the Hall Archive: January, 2013

More on politicking by city employees

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We posted earlier this week about a city Ethics Board ruling that will allow a lawyer for City Council, Shoshana Bricklin, to circulate her... Read more

Fumo leaves hospital, back in prison

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Former Democratic State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo was back at his Kentucky prison Friday after a visit to a nearby hospital to investigate three... Read more

City pension board asks gun industry for reforms

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Philadelphia’s pension board voted unanimously Thursday to ask all gun manufacturers, distributors and retailers with whom it has invested... Read more

Paid Sick Leave Back On The Agenda

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The paid sick leave bill is being introduced in Council again this morning with eight sponsors. That means Councilman William K. Greenlee,... Read more

Kidnapping reward up to $30,000 for info about girl's abduction

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The reward is up to $30,000 for information about the kidnapping of a 5-year-old girl from a West Philadelphia elementary school. Mayor Nutter... Read more

Fumo taken to hospital, son says

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Former Sen. Vincent Fumo was taken from his prison in Kentucky to a nearby hospital Wednesday, said his son, Vincent E. Fumo II. The son said... Read more

More money for intellectually disabled adults - but a long way to go in Pa.

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Gov. Corbett on Wednesday said he would increase funding for intellectually disabled adults to $20 million in the state’s 2013-2014 budget... Read more

Tax Revenue Looking Up

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A report from City Controller Alan Butkovitz's office this morning says the city's tax revenue are increasing, thanks to strong wage, earnings... Read more