Heard in the Hall Archive: June, 2013

Council hears from construction safety experts

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City Council turned its attention to the construction industry’s best safety practices Thursday in the second hearing of its demolition... Read more

Philly's African-Caribbean Affairs ex-chair in D.C. scandal

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Stanley L. Straughter, an international trade consultant based in Philadelphia, has given up his position as chairman of a city commission... Read more

Cultural Director Leaving Post

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Gary Steuer, the city’s chief cultural officer and director of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy since 2008, will... Read more

Nutter Ends Term Leading Mayors' Conference

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Mayor Nutter ended his term as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this past weekend during the organization’s annual meeting... Read more

AVI, Cigarette Tax Bills Get Early Nod in Harrisburg

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The State Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday passed three bills related to Philadelphia’s property tax reform, as well as a bill authorizing... Read more

Budget Bills Pass, Council Starts Recess

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Good to their promise to wrap up business on-time and on-schedule, Council members Thursday passed the remaining budget bills and two more... Read more

Use and Occupancy Tax Hike Dead

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Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez said she would not call for a vote on her bill to increase the business Use and Occupancy... Read more

Nutter Addresses PGW Flap

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Amid all the budget news Thursday, Mayor Nutter took time to answer questions on the simmering mini-controversy of his failure to pay a Philadelphia... Read more