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A draft report that a blue-ribbon panel has sent to Mayor Nutter calls for splitting Philadelphia's much-criticized Department of Licenses and Inspections in two, The Inquirer has learned.
Council approves a voter referendum to end the SRC that has no power to change how public schools are managed.
With the 2015 primary still eight months away, Ken Trujillo launched his bid for mayor at a sprinter's pace Wednesday with positions big and small on education, policing, and business development.
Those mini Liberty Bells might not be so embarrassing after all. Councilman David Oh, who has previously questioned the purpose of Mayor Nutter’s international travels and criticized the little Liberty Bells given to foreign dignitaries, is embarking Wednesday on a week-long trade mission to Korea. And he is bringing little bells with him.
Former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo is poised to enter the 2015 race for mayor Wednesday morning at a news conference he has scheduled in front of Philadelphia School District headquarters.
Just when Mayor Nutter thought his tiffs with unions were over, a $2.88 million tug-of-war has broken out.
On the eve of a contentious City Council debate about the sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works, the utility's prospective buyer reached out directly to PGW employees on Wednesday to reassure a worried workforce about its benefits package.
Trujillo makes it official as other mayoral prospects vie for media's attention.
The state House of Representatives is expected to vote Monday on legislation authorizing the city of Philadelphia to impose a $2-per-pack cigarette tax to help fund its cash-strapped schools, legislative leaders said.
The local Carpenters Union has asked the city controller to conduct a "full-scale audit" of Philadelphia's two marketing agencies, which the union contends have "virtually no public oversight of their spending."
Possession of a couple of joints of pot is closer to being legally inconsequential in Philadelphia. City voters will get to voice an opinion on state control of the city schools. And a city councilman cast a potentially career-altering vote on principle.
Council approves a voter referendum to end the SRC that has no power to change how public schools are managed.
A draft report that a blue-ribbon panel has sent to Mayor Nutter calls for splitting Philadelphia's much-criticized Department of Licenses and Inspections in two, The Inquirer has learned.
City Council today approved in a 15-1 vote a measure to place on the ballot a non-binding referendum asking voters if they want to abolish the School Reform Commission. The question now: Will Mayor Nutter sign the legislation into law, allowing the measure to appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot?
Lynne M. Abraham, the feisty former judge and Philadelphia district attorney who reigned over the city's criminal justice system for nearly two decades, says she will make a run for mayor.
City Controller says - and mayor denies - special hotline for the connected.
With the 2015 primary still eight months away, Ken Trujillo launched his bid for mayor at a sprinter's pace Wednesday with positions big and small on education, policing, and business development.
Heard in the Hall: Former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham has decided she will run for mayor.
Former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo is poised to enter the 2015 race for mayor Wednesday morning at a news conference he has scheduled in front of Philadelphia School District headquarters.
Those mini Liberty Bells might not be so embarrassing after all. Councilman David Oh, who has previously questioned the purpose of Mayor Nutter’s international travels and criticized the little Liberty Bells given to foreign dignitaries, is embarking Wednesday on a week-long trade mission to Korea. And he is bringing little bells with him.