IOM editorial: Schools budget meltdown

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SCREAMING and yelling is not unknown at School Reform Commission meetings, but last week’s meeting was loud by any standard. The SRC... Read more

Council misses budget deadline

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Today, Council blew its May 31 deadline to pass a budget. “We’re not ready,” said Council President Darrell Clarke. “It’s... Read more

State lawmakers grill city on AVI

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As if Mayor Nutter's plan to fix Philadelphia's property-tax system weren't complicated enough, state Rep. Michael O'Brien now says it would... Read more

This week in AVI and schools

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Do you have strong feelings about public school funding and Mayor Nutter’s property-tax overhaul? Do you yearn to express your views? Of... Read more

IOM editorial: State Takeover Theory

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AS IF THE CITY’S attempt to update its property-tax system wasn’t enough of a mess — the Actual Value Initiative to have... Read more

Help Desk: When a rec center wrecks sleep

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JONATHAN Katzenbach has a love-hate relationship with his neighborhood basketball court. Katzenbach, who lives across from the court at Marian... Read more

Council members move to delay school funding until union settlement

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Yesterday, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez introduced a resolution calling on the School Reform Commission to reach a settlement... Read more

Corrupt city workers are slow to pay their victims

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For years, critics have said that Philadelphia's court system does a lousy job of getting convicts to pay restitution for victims of crimes... Read more