Heard in the Hall Archive: May, 2013

State Rep. John Taylor picked as city Republican chairman

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It’s official: The city’s Republican ward leaders have elected state Rep. John Taylor as chairman of Republican City Committee... Read more

Children's Library Fee Bill Defeated

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A Council committee defeated a bill Wednesday that would have thwarted the Free Library of Philadelphia’s plan to eliminate late fees... Read more

Bars, restaurants mobilizing against liquor tax

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A coalition of bars, restaurants and other businesses with interests in the liquor industry is mobilizing against a proposed hike in Philadelphia’s... Read more

Budget Process Heating Up; Bills Moving in Council

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With a month remaining to pass a budget, City Council moved more bills through the legislative mill Wednesday, including Mayor Nutter’s... Read more

Traffic Court hopeful questions the vote count

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Warren Bloom, who ran fourth and out of the money in the race for three seats on Philadelphia Traffic Court, wants election officials and criminal... Read more

Bill Would Require More Property Data

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A bill introduced by three Council members Thursday would require the city’s Office of Property Assessment to make available a full explanation... Read more

Liquor, Cigarette Tax Bills Introduced

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City Council introduced two bills Thursday on behalf of Mayor Nutter to increase the liquor-by-the-drink tax and establish a cigarette tax... Read more

Clarke Plan Would Shorten Wage Tax Cuts

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Council President Darrell L. Clarke introduced a bill Thursday that would shorten Mayor Nutter’s vision of a five-year reduction in the... Read more