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City Life

Now Is the Time for Penn and Philly’s Other Big-Money Nonprofits to Pay PILOTs

When enjoying the classic card game of spades, most players wait until the very end of a round to play their most competitive hand. Those […]

City Life

Just How “Painful” Is Jim Kenney’s Post-Coronavirus Budget? Here Are 5 Big Takeaways

Early last week, City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart warned that the coronavirus pandemic could put a $650 million hole in Philadelphia’s budget. By that time, Mayor […]

City Life

Coronavirus Could Put a $650 Million Hole in Philly’s Budget. Here Are Four Takeaways

The past decade has been a good time to be a public official who likes spending taxpayer dollars. This is because there have been lots […]

City Life

City Council Passes Budget, Construction Tax Ahead of Summer Break

Just like school kids pushing to finish their final projects before summer vacation, Philadelphia City Council on Thursday approved a flurry of measures both big […]

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No Property Tax Hike in City Council’s Alternate Budget Proposal

It didn’t take long for City Council members to become inundated with calls from concerned constituents after Mayor Jim Kenney introduced his $4.7 billion budget […]

City Life

Krasner Requests Budget Increase for DA’s Office

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner asked City Council for a 13 percent funding increase for his office during a budget hearing held on Tuesday, Philly.com […]

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City Life

City Council on Kenney’s Budget Proposal: We’ll Get Back to You

Mayor Jim Kenney presented his annual budget proposal on Thursday. The main sticking point will likely be a tax package to help fund the School District […]

City Life

To Pay for Schools, Kenney Proposes Property, Real Estate Tax Hikes

When Mayor Jim Kenney promised in November to cover the nearly $1 billion deficit that the School District of Philadelphia is expected to accrue over […]

City Life

The Art Museum, Navy Yard and Penn’s Landing Are Getting Major Upgrades

This past Tuesday, roughly 69 percent of the Philadelphians who actually made it out to the polls voted “yes” on ballot question No. 2, in which […]

City Life

Excited About Tax Reform? Don’t Be.

It’s tax deadline time, and regardless of whether we’re receiving a refund or we owe money, most of us usually take a moment to look […]

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Most Philly Voters Support a Soda Tax, Says Kenney Poll*

Fifty-seven percent of Philadelphia voters supported a soda tax last fall, according to a poll conducted for Jim Kenney’s mayoral campaign at the time. Forty percent opposed it. That gives […]

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Here Is the Full Budget Address Given By Mayor Kenney

Today, Mayor Jim Kenney delivers his first budget address. Here is the complete speech, as prepared for delivery. Follow Citified and @CitifiedPHL for analysis throughout the day.

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Follow Live: Mayor Jim Kenney’s First Budget Address

Mayor Jim Kenney is making his much-anticipated first budget address this morning. You’ve heard about the soda tax proposal, the big plans for parks, pre-K, and […]

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10 Things to Know About Kenney’s Ambitious, Expensive Budget Proposal

What a difference a couple months makes. When Mayor Jim Kenney delivered his Inauguration Day speech in January, he announced few new or detailed plans. When he gives his first […]

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Wait, Were Officials Trying to Limit Public Access to Kenney’s Budget Address?

Was there a plan afoot to make Mayor Jim Kenney’s budget address a VIP-only event? On Tuesday, an aide for City Council President Darrell Clarke […]