Heard in the Hall Archive: April, 2013

Dozens plead for Council to find more money for public schools

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Dozens of distraught public school parents, teachers, advocates and students pleaded with City Council Tuesday to come up with $60 million... Read more

School District, Council Talk Funding

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Schools Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. presented to Council today the “cold, harsh scenarios” facing the district unless the... Read more

Nutter taps Julia Chapman to chair city zoning panel

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Julia Chapman, an attorney and longtime aide to Michael Nutter, was tapped by the mayor Monday to become chair of the city zoning board, replacing... Read more

LGBT Bill Sails Through Council

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Council today passed by a 14-3 vote an LGBT equality bill that chief sponsor Councilman James F. Kenney called another step on the road to... Read more

Knox takes another step toward 2015 mayoral run

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Tom Knox, the wealthy businessman who ran second to Michael Nutter in the 2007 mayoral primary, has registered a political committee, Knox... Read more

Controller candidate Zecca denounces a deal that never happened

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Mark Zecca, the city Law Department veteran now running for city controller, has sometimes seemed odd-man-out in the three-way Democratic... Read more

Independent agency sees savings in Medicaid expansion

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A new analysis by the state’s Independent Fiscal Office says the proposed expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act... Read more

Nutter Lauds Early Crime Numbers

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In a meeting this morning with the Inquirer and Daily News editorial boards, Mayor Nutter hailed the continued decline in crime across the... Read more