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Nutter Weighs School District’s $103 Million Request

Staring down a deadline to deliver his own 2016 budget request to City Council, Mayor Nutter is weighing a request from the Philadelphia School District […]

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Wanna Buy a Mayor?

In a nondescript office building four blocks northeast of the White House, a group of elite political consultants is making decisions that may well determine […]

Citified

Inside Take: City Hall Has Long Coddled Big Business

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) In this town, business and government get along like Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. […]

City Life

Greenlee: Paid Sick Leave Will Become Law With or Without Mayor

City Councilman Bill Greenlee says his bill requiring Philadelphia businesses to provide paid sick leave to their employees is going to become law, with or without Mayor Nutter. Greenlee […]

City Life

This Is How Public Unions Should Respond When Their Members Screw Up

Joe Schulle, the president of the Philadelphia Association of Fire Fighters – Local 22, seems like a good guy. He’s a fierce advocate for his […]

City Life

Mayor Nutter Officiates Same-Sex Wedding of Israeli Diplomat

Yesterday evening, Mayor Michael Nutter officiated the wedding of Elad Strohmayer, deputy consul general of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region, and his fiancé, Oren Ben-Yosef, in a ceremony in the […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

“Con Artist” Considers Run for City Council

https://twitter.com/wbender99/status/552852999576764416 Daily News reporter William Bender wasn’t kidding. In an article published today, Bender chronicles the bizarre tale of Lewis Thomas III, who is considering running for Philadelphia’s 5th District Council […]

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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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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.

City Life

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 […]