Heard in the Hall Archive: December, 2011

Tasco to retire, but only for a day

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Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco is retiring Friday, but only so she can collect a $478,057 pension check and return to work Monday, when she will... Read more

Are those inaugural contributions political contributions? Yes.

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For much of the city's history, there were no limits on picking up the tab for an elected official's inaugural party. But after City Council... Read more

Top Philly elections official says voter ID bill is 'hogwash'

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Don't look for incoming City Commissioner Stephanie Singer to back away from controversy. On Thursday, she called the voter ID bill being... Read more

Tomas Sanchez likely to run for state office

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What to get Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez and her husband Tomas Sanchez for the holidays? How about his and hers political donations? That... Read more

Councilman Green proposes eliminating SRC

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Councilman Bill Green wants to get rid of the School Reform Commission to give more control to successful public schools and to give the... Read more

Head of DHS gets national award

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It's not often you see "Department of Human Services" and "excellence" in the same sentence, but on Monday, those words appeared together. The... Read more

Live tweeting from City Council

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Click here for Philly.com's politics page. Read more

New Council President is Buying

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Darrell L. Clarke, the presumed Council president when the new legislative session begins Jan. 2, hosted his future colleagues -- including... Read more