Heard in the Hall Archive: February, 2009

Controller's race getting crowded

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Former Court of Common Pleas Judge John L. Braxton has formally announced his candidacy for City Controller, joining incumbent Alan Butkovitz... Read more

Wright trial Tuesday: Jury begins deliberations

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4:44 p.m. Jury asks to go home for the day. They will return Wednesday at 9 a.m. Before that, Judge Robreno denied a request by the Inquirer... Read more

Wright trial Friday: Closing arguments

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2:41 p.m. Bresnick had the last say in rebuttal, as the goverment always does in a criminal case. He went back to original theme, bashing a defense... Read more

Wright trial Thursday: Closing arguments delayed until Friday

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2:05 p.m. Closing arguments are expected to begin Friday in the bribery case against City Council aide Chris Wright and three businessmen... Read more

Big pension savings ahead?

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So says Mayor Nutter and Controller Alan Butkovitz. Details to come tomorrow. Cryptic press release follows: MEDIA ADVISORY MAYOR NUTTER... Read more

Chris Wright trial: Wednesday

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4:24 p.m. Taubenberger apparently called in some favors to get Wright into Livengrin, the in-demand rehab center in Bensalem. Taubenberger sadi... Read more

If Al Taubenberger were mayor...

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So what would Al Taubenberger do differently from Mayor Nutter in this time of fiscal crisis? Well, says Nutter's Republican rival from 2007... Read more

Nutter creates panel to study city tax structure

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It wasn't that long ago - 2003 - that the Tax Reform Commission published a years-in-the-works report with recommendations on how to improve... Read more