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Philly’s Unfunded Pension Liabilities: $5.3 Billion

A stark reminder of the seriousness of the “pension crisis” you hear about so often: A new report says that Philadelphia is $5.3 billion behind […]

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Marian Tasco to Retire From Council

[UPDATE, 11:40 a.m.] City Council President Darrell L. Clarke on Tuesday issued the following statement on 9th District Councilwoman Marian Tasco’s announcement that she will […]

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“Con Artist” Considers Run for City Council

Things have gotten really, really weird with a Philly politics story I'm working on. Like, really weird. Need to emphasize the weird part. — William […]

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Nutter, Clarke Spar Over Death of PGW Privatization Deal

Despite some glimmers of last-minute hope a few weeks ago and Doug Oliver’s endorsement of a sale earlier this week, Mayor Michael Nutter’s proposed deal […]

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23 Photos of the Protests at the City Hall Tree Lighting Ceremony

In the wake of non-indictments of police officers in the deaths of Mike Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City, protests erupted around […]

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Nutter to Expectant Retirees: DROP Dead

For anyone who’s ever been enraged that certain city employees can start receiving pension payments four years before they actually retire and collect the balance […]

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Protests Erupt at Philadelphia City Hall Tree Lighting

As tenor Justin Gonzalez finished singing his rendition of “Oh Holy Night” from the stage overlooking the massive unfriendly audience at City Hall, he held the final […]

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Philly Won’t Turn Over Tax Deadbeats to Bill Collectors

You can relax, taxpayers: City Hall probably won’t be sending bill collectors after you anytime soon.

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Nutter Joins Mayors Backing Obama on Immigration

Mayor Nutter has joined with mayors of two dozen other large American cities to offer President Obama support in his efforts to reduce deportations of […]

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Task Force Recommends Paid Sick Leave for Philly

Saying it would “make a significant and honorable contribution to our quality of life,” a task force today formally recommended to Mayor Michael Nutter that […]

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Philly Could Push Local Minimum Wage to $15

The Inquirer’s Tricia Nadolny has a great look today at efforts to pass a $15 minimum wage in Philadelphia. It probably wouldn’t be universal — […]

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Paid Sick Leave Report Due Soon

When Mayor Nutter reversed course this year and said he was suddenly in favor of mandating that Philly businesses offer paid sick leave to employees […]

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Is Darrell Clarke Running for Mayor?

When Alan Butkovitz (kind of) exited the mayoral race last week, it was widely taken as a sign he was clearing the way for Council […]

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Team Nutter on the City Hall Parking Lot

Philly Mag published a story this morning explaining the role of the Mayor’s Office in managing parking on the sidewalk/apron on the northern edge of City Hall. […]

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Here’s Who’s Parking on City Hall’s Doorstep

Update: Read the Nutter administration’s response to questions on City Hall parking here. The new $55 million Dilworth Park has its critics, but I’ve become a […]