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Does “Bullet Voting” Really Work?

If you want to shake up City Council, many political insiders will tell you to vote for one at-large candidate and one at-large candidate only. This […]

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The Brief: The 5 Council At-Large Candidates With the Best Signatures Game

A candidate has the opportunity to flex some muscle while collecting signatures for nominating petitions. You only need to gather 1,000 legit signatures to get on […]

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Does Michael Nutter’s Property Tax Stand a Chance?

It’s never easy for a mayor to sell a tax hike. So the fact that Mayor Michael Nutter is asking City Council to raise property taxes by 9 […]

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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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How the Fight for Gay Rights Could Decide the City Council Race

Philadelphia is one of the most-gay friendly cities in the United States. It has strong LGBT advocacy groups, a strong LGBT tourism scene, and strong laws […]

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Council At-Large Challengers Rival Incumbents in Cash Game

Fundraising in the Democratic Council at-large race | Create infographics Philadelphia will elect at least one new City Council at-large member this year. And unless hell […]

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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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How to Improve City Council

Philadelphia’s City Council is about as popular as I was in high school. The legislative body’s approval rating stands at a sad 30 percent, according […]