Heard in the Hall Archive: February, 2013

Council Full Of AVI Ideas

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For the second week in a row, Council members have introduced bills attempting to ameliorate the effects of Mayor Nutter’s property tax... Read more

McDaniel reaches settlement with Ethics Board

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John McDaniel, the former campaign manager for Blondell Reynolds Brown who recently plead guilty to stealing $103,000 from her campaign and... Read more

Two new AVI bills in Council

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As the push to change Philadelphia’s property-tax assessments moves forward, City Council on Thursday introduced two bills on the subject... Read more

State labor movement lines up against the Nutter administration

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Lawyers representing close to a million Pennsylvania ­ workers – including virtually all unionized government employees in the state... Read more

Youngblood: Use Casino Funds For Property Tax Relief?

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State Rep. Rosita Youngblood said today that she wants to examine whether casino revenue now earmarked to reduce the city’s wage tax... Read more

Ethics Board clears foundation grants to city agencies

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The city’s Board of Ethics decided Wednesday that foundations can fund projects at the request of city agencies without triggering the... Read more

Budget Address Set; Could Be Raucous Affair

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Mayor Nutter plans to give his budget address on March 14. With the recent unveiling of the numbers from a citywide reassessment and with... Read more
Zack Stalberg, President &CEO, Committee of Seventy.

Put property assessments first

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The Committee of Seventy has found a way to make sure this year’s city budget debate gets off to a lively start. The voter watchdog group... Read more