Heard in the Hall Archive: April, 2009

Wage Tax hike dead for now

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A City Council Plan B proposal to raise wage taxes instead of property taxes to solve the city’s $1.38 billion, five-year budget hole... Read more

Tax board releases new property tax plan

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They're here! The much-anticipated but long-delayed actual market values proposed for residential and commercial properties citywide are being... Read more

Council proposes alternate budget

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Big, late-breaking news out of City Council. They've got an alternate budget proposal worked out, one that would extend the mayor's proposed... Read more

City monitoring potential swine flu victim

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An update from the City on its monitoring of the swine flu outbreak. No confirmed cases have been announced in Philadelphia. Press release... Read more

Council peace pies for Nutter

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City Council members have made no secret of their unhappiness with Mayor Nutter of late, complaining about his budget, his aversion to wage... Read more

Councilman in DROP: I'll work for free

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City Councilman Frank DiCicco last week announced that he would run again in 2011, even though he is enrolled in the DROP program, a retirement... Read more

New poll shows no appetite for property tax hike

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The tough economy has taken a toll on Mayor Nutter: His popularity ratings are down a bit. A new poll released this morning by the Pew Foundation's... Read more

Council community hearing update

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About 100 Philadelphians have turned out for City Council's second budget hearing field trip. This one, at the Mt. Airy Church of God on Ogontz... Read more