Council passes amended budget

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From Philly Clout: City Council just passed the $3.8 billion* fiscal year 2010 city budget, designed to close a $1.4 billion gap in the five-year... Read more

Tonight: Forum on taxes and the budget

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Tonight, I'll be moderating a forum about taxes and the budget. The details are below: Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Location:... Read more

Vote!

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Link: When to vote, where to vote, how to get info, who to complain to Read more

New report: Cities cutting services, not raising taxes

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A new report from Pew Charitable Trust says that Philadelphia is dealing with the budget crunch differently from other cities. The analysis... Read more

Union negotiations are heating up

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A union strike could be in Mayor Nutter's future Link: 4 strikes and they're out? There are only 6 weeks to go until union contracts... Read more

Budget battle being driven by ideology

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Rendell faces his toughest budget battle yet Link: The great budget divide largely ideological [Inky] Not since Gov. Rendell took... Read more

Who will pay higher taxes in the new budget plan?

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Calculating who will pay what taxes Link: Winners & losers in new budget plan [Daily News] If you are a homeowner, you'll pay... Read more

Budget fight may have weakened Nutter

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Mayor Nutter may have been politically weakened Link: Nutter critics question his effectiveness [Inky] Councilman Jim Kenney, one... Read more