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Next Year’s Starting City Hall Budget: $0

Government budgets are a lot like basements: there’s really vital stuff in there, but plenty of crap as well. As the years grind on, the basement […]

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This Is Why Philly Roads Are So Rotten

Pothole season has arrived and, soon the city’s streets will be littered with craters just waiting to bust an axle or fling a bicyclist over his […]

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Here’s Why Michael Nutter Wants $5M for New Prison Site

Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration says it wants to build a new prison to replace an outdated one that lacks such basics as air conditioning. But prisoners’ rights advocates are […]

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Cool New App to Explore City’s Budget

The City of Philadelphia launched a really very cool new app today that makes it far, far easier to explore the city’s budget. It’s called […]

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Is Philadelphia Ready for a Plastic Bag Tax?

At Tuesday’s green-themed mayoral forum, one of the few issues dividing the six candidates was a prospective tax on plastic bags in our city. Although […]

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Follow Live: Mayor Michael Nutter’s Budget Address

Just days after Governor Tom Wolf announced his first state budget — which includes proposals that could completely overhaul Philly’s tax structure — Mayor Michael Nutter is announcing his final city […]

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The Brief: Mayor Nutter’s Last Tax Hike Is a Whopper

When Michael Nutter was sworn-in, waaaay back in 2008, the assumption in Philadelphia’s tax-cutting crowd was that one of their own was in the mayor’s office. After […]

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The Brief: Will Tom Wolf’s Big Bold Budget Flummox Republicans?

Both Mayor Nutter and Governor Wolf will introduce their proposed budgets next week. There, the similarities end. Nutter, in caretaker mode, seems certain to offer up a […]

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Inside Take: What to Expect From Mayor Nutter’s Last Budget

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  This year’s budget will look a lot like last year’s: Mayor Nutter is in […]

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Inside Take: Behind the Philadelphia Budget Curtain

EDITOR’S NOTE: A city’s priorities take form in its budget. Insider Rachel Meadows, a city budget maven and staffer in former at-large City Councilman Bill […]