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