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The Brief: Maria Quinones-Sanchez Is Denied (again), Darrell Clarke Grasps (again) & Bill Green Gets Angry (again)

It’s a busy, high-stakes week for Philadelphia, rife with with big political and urban affairs news. Here’s what you need to know:

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The Brief: The Nutter-Clarke Blood Feud Drags On

Well, this is awkward: Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke has hired a lobbyist for Council in the state capital. This is on top of the two firms already […]

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The Brief: Jim Kenney’s Council Record Comes Back to Haunt Him

Back in 2007, then-City Councilman Jim Kenney sponsored legislation that required Philadelphia’s pension fund to give bonus checks to retired workers if it surpassed its investment goals. Today, […]

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Alan Butkovitz Isn’t Running For Mayor (Again)

This will shock absolutely no one, but we feel the need to share it with you anyway: Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz tells us he has […]

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Philadelphia’s Dollar-Store Election

Can anybody spare a dime? Because Philadelphia’s mayoral candidates are broke. In a series of underwhelming filings Monday, the mayoral campaign committees reported raising remarkably […]

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The Brief: Show Me the Money

For those closely watching the mayor’s race, today is pretty much Christmas: It’s the deadline for candidates to file their 2014 campaign finance reports. All signs point […]

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Jim Kenney Will Upend the City Council Race, Too

The Philadelphia mayor’s race has changed overnight because Councilman Jim Kenney is soon jumping into it. So, too, has the Democratic City Council at-large race. Philadelphians […]

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Kenney Sees Kenney-Sized Opening in Mayoral Race

Now that Darrell Clarke and Ken Trujillo aren’t running for mayor of Philadelphia, will City Councilman Jim Kenney finally jump into the race? He seems to be […]

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Friday City Reads

Local Reads: “Darrell Clarke wants to restructure the government. Does anybody else?” City Council President Darrell Clarke is hoping to push through legislation soon that would […]

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Q&A: Darrell Clarke Talks About His Decision to Not Run for Mayor

Council President Darrell Clarke finally made official today what many political insiders have predicted all along: He will not be running for mayor. Instead, he’ll seek reelection in City Council. […]

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Darrell Clarke Will Not Run For Mayor

UPDATE [4:30 p.m.] : We asked Councilman James Kenney, a possible mayoral candidate, if Council President Darrell Clarke’s announcement this afternoon makes it any more likely that he’ll get into the race. […]

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Darrell Clarke Passes on Mayoral Run: Why It Matters.

Darrell Clarke won’t run for mayor. What does that mean for the race? Both more and less than meets the eye.

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Kenney Still on the Mayoral Fence

It looks like at-large City Councilman Jim Kenney is kicking off his council re-election campaign with a fundraiser on Feb. 5. Does that mean his […]

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The Philadelphia Mayor’s Race 2015: Assessing the Candidates

There is, already, a bored, obligatory quality to Philadelphia’s 2015 mayoral election. The candidates underwhelm. Public interest is running low. For all its outsize influence […]

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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 […]