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Republican party faces an existential crisis.
Term limits and taxes, pension reform and development projects, school funding and "low-wage workers" - these are the issues of interest to a new political nonprofit that hopes to shape Philadelphia City Council in this year's election and for years to come.
Jim Kenney was moving quickly through the crowded reception at a Chinatown restaurant, stopping to say hello to old friends and then to take a business card from a woman who asked to volunteer for his mayoral campaign.
If City Council approves Nutter’s plan, what would it mean for property owners?
The mayor and City Council might find themselves at odds over the proposal.
Mayor Nutter will ask City Council on Thursday to approve a 9.3 percent increase in property taxes to fund the beleaguered School District.
Rocking vintage Reebok high-tops, the ex-Navy admiral kicked off his campaign yesterday.
State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, a Democratic candidate for Philadelphia mayor, on Wednesday offered a three-pronged prescription for raising $200 million for city schools that includes shifting more property taxes to the district.
Advocates of a $15 minimum wage pleaded their case to Philadelphia City Council Wednesday, hoping to lay the groundwork for a challenge to a state law that bars municipalities from setting minimum wages.
There was some disconnect between the mayoral candidates' questionnaires and their interviews following the PFT endorsement Q&As.
In his final budget address, Mayor Nutter called "stop-gap solutions" to fix the city's schools unacceptable and pitched a 9.3 percent property tax increase as a sustainable fix.
Term limits and taxes, pension reform and development projects, school funding and "low-wage workers" - these are the issues of interest to a new political nonprofit that hopes to shape Philadelphia City Council in this year's election and for years to come.
The mayor and City Council might find themselves at odds over the proposal.
If City Council approves Nutter’s plan, what would it mean for property owners?
Jim Kenney was moving quickly through the crowded reception at a Chinatown restaurant, stopping to say hello to old friends and then to take a business card from a woman who asked to volunteer for his mayoral campaign.
Mayor Nutter’s last budget will have a number of new spending measures, including pumping more money into the Department of License & Inspections and expanding the city’s Summer Jobs program. It will also have a property tax increase.
Heard in the Hall: Frank Rizzo Jr. on Monday became the first candidate in the crowded field vying for a seat on City Council to file his nominating petitions.
The ex-councilman is a top-tier candidate for mayor, so naturally his candidacy comes with questions.
Republican party faces an existential crisis.
Days after Bill Green defied Gov. Wolf by voting to approve new charter schools, the governor has stripped Green of his chairmanship of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.