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Darrell Clarke Moves to Quash Big Tax Reform Plan

City Council President Darrell Clarke has forcefully come out against the ambitious plan spearheaded by Paul Levy and Jerry Sweeney to overhaul the city’s tax […]

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The Brief: Mayor Darrell Clarke Launches Big, Bold Affordable Housing Plan

(Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information from Clarke spokeswoman Jane Roh.) Mayor City Council President Darrell Clarke launches 2,000 unit affordable […]

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City Council to School District: Go Away Already

There are few City Hall scenes more dispiriting than the display of mutual contempt that unfolds each year when the School District of Philadelphia comes to […]

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Will Jim Kenney and Council Play Nice?

The next mayor of Philadelphia is going to face massive challenges: A horribly underfunded pension system, a poverty rate higher than that of any other […]

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Insider: Black Pols Will “Rue the Day” They Backed Kenney

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider. McCalla is a policy consultant who has provided pro bono advice to mayoral candidate Anthony H. […]

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The Brief: Philly’s Strict Campaign Finance Rules Are a Success! Sort Of …

1. Philly’s Campaign Finance Reform, Against All Odds, Is Still Kind of Working The gist: Look, it’s true: Super PACs, which can spend unlimited amounts of money […]

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3 Arguments For, and 3 Against, Darrell Clarke’s Alternate School Funding Plan

City Council President Darrell Clarke laid out a plan last week to help fund Philadelphia’s cash-starved schools: He wants to sell liens on commercial properties, which he […]

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Darrell Clarke: Fund Philly Schools By Cracking Down on Tax Deadbeats

A Philadelphia lawmaker has a plan to fund the city’s schools and crack down on tax deadbeats at the same time. City Council President Darrell […]

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The Brief: $1 Million Reasons Why Tony Williams’ Star Is About to Rise

1. Pro-Williams super PAC ups ad buy to a cool $1 million. The gist: Dave Davies reports for Newsworks that the American Cities Super PAC—that’s the […]

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Clarke Wants ShotSpotter Tech for Philly

Council President Darrell Clarke wants to bring ShotSpotter technology to Philadelphia in an effort to reduce shootings and track shooters. The technology has been used […]

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Who’s Afraid of Darrell Clarke?

City Council President Darrell Clarke—and by extension City Council as a whole—is showing in both words and deeds that Council intends to play a huge, perhaps […]

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City Council Won’t Debate Property Tax Hike Until After the Election

The Philadelphia City Council must decide in the next few months whether to support Mayor Michael Nutter’s plan to raise property taxes by more than 9 […]

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The Brief: Doug Oliver Doubles Down on Being Vague

Last night, I interviewed long-shot mayoral candidate Doug Oliver at Venturef0rth as part of Citified’s new Candidate Conversations series. Going into the Q&A, my big question was: […]

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The Brief: No Peace for the SRC

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission approved five out of 39 applications for new charter schools yesterday night at the tail end of a meeting that […]

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Philadelphia Finally Gets a Veterans Parade

Believe it or not, Philadelphia did not have an official Veterans Parade until now. That’s right: The city where American democracy got its start did not have […]