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Does Michael Nutter’s Property Tax Stand a Chance?

It’s never easy for a mayor to sell a tax hike. So the fact that Mayor Michael Nutter is asking City Council to raise property taxes by 9 […]

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Councilman Jones: Nutter’s Property Tax Hike Proposal a “Heavy Lift”

Before Mayor Michael Nutter even gave his final budget address Thursday, there were signs his plan to raise property taxes was on life support. Nutter is going […]

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Philly, These Three Questions Could Be on Your May Ballot

The Philadelphia City Council passed legislation this week that would put three questions on the ballot in the May 19th primary. These are the pesky little queries that […]

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Listen To the Pro-Ori Feibush Rap Song

Zaa Geez, a South Philadelphia rapper, has released a song about none other than City Council candidate Ori Feibush. Zaa Geez compares Feibush to Martin […]

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Why Philly’s GOP Doesn’t Support Its Own Council Incumbents

Philadelphia’s Republican Party voted last week to not endorse any candidates yet for City Council At-Large in the May 19th primary. Joe DeFelice, executive director of the […]

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How the Fight for Gay Rights Could Decide the City Council Race

Philadelphia is one of the most-gay friendly cities in the United States. It has strong LGBT advocacy groups, a strong LGBT tourism scene, and strong laws […]

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The Council At-Large Race Just Got More Crowded

We told you the City Council At-Large race would get more crowded after Jim Kenney resigned from Council to run for mayor. Derek Green, a […]

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The Brief: Ethics 2.0 in the Mayoral Agenda

In 2015, should a mayoral candidate’s ethics platform be taken seriously if it doesn’t address open data? Mark Headd, Philadelphia’s former Chief Data Officer, argues that open data is a key part […]

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Education Firebrand Helen Gym Lands Big Union Endorsement, Donation for Council

It’s official: The firebrand education activist Helen Gym says she is running for Democratic City Council At-Large in the May 19th primary. Though she hasn’t made […]

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Jim Kenney: Pa. Could Sell Legal Pot in State Stores

A day before he was scheduled to formally announce his candidacy for mayor, Jim Kenney spoke about pot decriminalization to dozens of students at Temple University. Kenney, a former City Councilman, appeared […]

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Council At-Large Challengers Rival Incumbents in Cash Game

Fundraising in the Democratic Council at-large race | Create infographics Philadelphia will elect at least one new City Council at-large member this year. And unless hell […]

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After First Round, Kenyatta Johnson Vs. Ori Feibush a Cash Draw

The race for Philadelphia’s 2nd Council District seat is proving to be one of the best political showdowns this year. Incumbent 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and challenger Ori […]

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Half of City Council Just Got Cybersquatted

Go to MarkSquilla.com, and you won’t find a word about the South Philadelphia Councilman bearing its name. JannieBlackwell.com, too, has nary a sentence about the longtime Councilwoman representing parts of West Philadelphia. […]

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Nutter on Ori Feibush: “A Little Jerk With a Big Checkbook”

The second district City Council race, featuring incumbent Kenyatta Johnson and controversial developer Ori Feibush, is certainly living up to its billing as perhaps the […]

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How to Improve City Council

Philadelphia’s City Council is about as popular as I was in high school. The legislative body’s approval rating stands at a sad 30 percent, according […]