Heard in the Hall Archive: March, 2010

Nutter doles out stimulus arts grants

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Mayor Nutter is getting pretty good at distributing federal stimulus checks. The latest recipients are local arts organizations. See the press... Read more

Brady challenger Pia Varma wants back in

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The race for U.S. Rep. Bob Brady’s seat is back on - on paper, anyway. Brady’s sole challenger, Republican and political unknown... Read more

Soda tax dead? Not so fast...

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While Mayor Nutter has all but waved the white flag on his proposed $300 annual trash fee, his administration is still fighting hard for his... Read more

Council proposes 12 percent property tax hike

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City Councilman Frank DiCicco Thursday proposed a 12 percent property tax increase to replace Mayor Nutter's proposed $300 trash fee, a plan... Read more

Rizzo sours on sweet drinks tax

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Republican Councilman Frank Rizzo today lent his voice to opponents of the proposed sweetened beverage tax, saying it wasn’t fair to... Read more

It's good to be the king: Big shots back Brady

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If you were an elected official without a chance of losing reelection, but you wanted to throw a party anyway and sell tickets at anywhere... Read more

Councilman Green shaking sofa cushions for savings

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At-large City Councilman Bill Green is searching high and low for ways to pare a few dollars out of Mayor Nutter's proposed $3.78 billion budget... Read more

Obama's health care victory makes Nutter "proud"

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Mayor Nutter's high-profile endorsement of Sen. Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in the presidential primary briefly won him a share of the... Read more