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Did Philly’s Biggest Dark Money Group Break the Law?

1. The dark money outfit Philadelphia 3.0 may have violated city law — and been a flop. The gist: A new, intriguing organization sprung up this year that was aimed […]

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The Brief: We’ll Soon Know the Names of All Cops Who Shoot Civilians

1. The police department is going to start releasing the names of officers who fire at civilians. The gist: City Paper reports that Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey […]

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5 Questions About the Future of Philly’s Schools

Philadelphia City Council did something Thursday that it’s done a lot in recent years: voted to increase both taxes and education funding. Lawmakers expect to […]

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Philly Is Getting an 8.5% Airbnb Tax

Airbnb is about to get a lot less laissez-faire in Philadelphia. City Council passed a bill, 15-0, Thursday, which is expected to be signed into […]

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The Brief: Philly’s Maternal Mortality Rate Is Worse Than Libya’s

1. A new report digs into Philadelphia’s extremely high maternal mortality rate. The gist: The city’s maternal mortality rate is 27.4 per 100,000 births, according to […]

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The Brief: Stu Bykofsky’s Candidates’ Comedy Night Is Ending

1. Stu Bykofsky’s 25th Candidates’ Comedy Night will be the last. The gist: For the past two-and-a-half decades, Daily News reporter Stu Bykofsky has convinced city, state and federal candidates […]

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Big Parking, Property Tax Hikes Proposed to Fund City Schools

[Updated at 1:10 p.m.] Philadelphia City Council introduced legislation Thursday to hike three taxes in order to help fund the school district. Though lawmakers have been pooh-poohing Mayor Michael […]

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Will Council Fund Schools With a Big Parking Tax Hike?

[Updated at 4:20 p.m.] Philadelphia school district officials are asking City Council to pay a huge bill this year. They say they need an extra $103 […]

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House Unanimously Defeats Wolf’s Tax Plan

The Pennsylvania House on Monday unanimously rejected Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed tax plan, 193-0.

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Surprise! Philly’s Commercial Property Taxes Are Pretty Damn Low

Study after study and politician after politician have said that Philadelphia’s taxes are way too high. But a new report by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy […]

Business

Who’s the Best Mayoral Candidate For Small Business?

The U.S. Census reports that there are more than 100,000 small businesses within the city limits of Philadelphia. And that number’s probably understated because there are likely many […]

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Seven Reasons to Feel Super About Center City

Philadelphians are head over heels in love with Center City. More than 87 percent of downtown residents and workers believe Center City is headed in the right direction, whereas […]

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Hey You Guys: In Philadelphia, Paying Your Taxes Is Basically Optional

Hey, Millennials! Everyone has been trying to convince you that Philadelphia is an awesome place to live, and it is. Sure, we have lots of […]

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PSA: Mayor Nutter’s Property Tax Hike Would Only Cost You a Cheesesteak a Month

Say, can you spare a cheesesteak? A new ad from the city government says that Mayor Michael Nutter’s plan to raise property taxes by 9 percent would cost […]

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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 […]