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Most Philly Voters Support a Soda Tax, Says Kenney Poll*

Fifty-seven percent of Philadelphia voters supported a soda tax last fall, according to a poll conducted for Jim Kenney’s mayoral campaign at the time. Forty percent opposed it. That gives […]

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Kenney Spokeswoman Retracts Statement Slamming Nutter Aide

You might remember that in January the Kenney administration — suddenly stuck defending a stop-and-frisk lawsuit it didn’t want to defend — blamed a top […]

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10 Things to Know About Kenney’s Ambitious, Expensive Budget Proposal

What a difference a couple months makes. When Mayor Jim Kenney delivered his Inauguration Day speech in January, he announced few new or detailed plans. When he gives his first […]

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Kenney Is Officially Ending Brownouts

Mayor Jim Kenney will officially put an end to one of his predecessor’s most controversial policies tomorrow. A spokeswoman for Kenney says he will announce Thursday that he […]

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WATCH: Michael Nutter Criticizes Bernie Sanders on CNN

This is Mike Nutter, TV pundit: Provocative words, sleep-inducing tone. Nutter went on CNN Tuesday night to discuss the New Hampshire primary results — CNN commentator […]

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Nutter Lands Yet Another Job, at a Bloomberg Initiative

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Former Mayor Michael Nutter has landed a new gig. This time, it’s as a 2016 senior fellow for What Works […]

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Jim Kenney’s Team: Mostly White, Majority Women

Last May, Jim Kenney won the mayoral primary in an eye-popping, record-breaking landslide, the likes of which hadn’t been seen in almost 40 years. His […]

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Nutter Scores Another Job, As a CNN Commentator

Back in November, then-Mayor Michael Nutter told a reporter that he wanted to “do something really radical” when he left office: make “money for the first time […]

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Kenney Appoints NYC Soda Fighter to Lead Health Department

The man who led Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s war on sugar, salt and fat in New York City is coming to Philadelphia. Mayor Jim Kenney named him to […]

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Poor Philadelphians Are Leaving $100M in Tax Credits on the Table

Philadelphia is the poorest big city in the United States. There are about 395,000 people living below the poverty line here, including 126,000 children. The city’s poverty is brutal, […]

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Nutter Joins Faculty at Columbia U.

Michael Nutter is joining the faculty of Columbia University as a professor of professional practice in urban policy, the university announced Wednesday morning. He will teach […]

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Fix It: The Old, Forgotten Police Barricades Littering Philly Streets

Look, we’re Philadelphians, so we get it: Messy sidewalks are just another part of daily life, like paying taxes or cleaning up dog crap. Would […]

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Kenney Staffers Blame Nutter Aides for Lawsuit Snafu

Is Jim Kenney the anti-Nutter? A week into Kenney’s term as mayor, it’s probably premature to draw conclusions — but it’s easy to see how […]

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Is Jim Kenney Setting a Low Bar for Philly?

A few hours before a gunman laid an ambush on a 33-year-old policeman late Thursday night, aggressively thrusting Jim Kenney into his first major crisis, I […]

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Nutter Aide Lands Gig With Philly Tech Startup

With the Michael Nutter administration officially coming to a close on Monday, one of his top aids has landed a new gig. Luke Butler served as […]