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FILE PHOTO (Bill Green and Farah Jimenez are sworn in as chair and member, respectively, of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School Reform Commission Gets New Chair, New Member

Former Philadelphia city councilman Bill Green is now officially the chairman of the School Reform Commission.

02/18/2014

Jan. 17, 2014: (Gov. Corbett, at lectern, announces the appointment of Bill Green, partially hidden, to head the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Senate Confirms Green, Jimenez To School Reform Commission

The state senate approved the nominations of City Councilman Bill Green to be SRC chair, and Farah Jimenez to be an SRC member.

02/04/2014

Jan. 17, 2014: (Gov. Corbett, at lectern, announces the appointment of Bill Green, partially hidden, to head the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Corbett Sidesteps Philly Protests For SRC Announcement

As expected, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett filled two seats on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

01/17/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia’s Democratic Party Boss Sees Vigorous Fight For Green’s Council Seat

Congressman Bob Brady, who heads Philadelphia’s Democratic party, says a line has already formed of people vying for Bill Green’s at-large seat.

01/17/2014

(City councilman Bill Green, in file photo from City of Phila. TV)

Corbett To Tap Green To Head SRC

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission should soon be back to full strength. KYW Newsradio has learned Governor Corbett is expected to fill two open seats on the panel as early as Friday.

01/17/2014

(Philadelphia City Council.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Moves Toward Overhaul of City’s Main Business Tax

A City Council committee has okayed a major change in the city’s Business Income and Receipts Tax, but any final vote may not come for many months.

12/11/2013

(An abandoned property on East Phil-Ellena Street in Philadelphia.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

City Council Presses Nutter To Sell Property Tax Liens To Collection Agencies

The sponsor of the measure, Councilman Bill Green, says selling tax liens on foreclosed properties would bring millions to the school district that the city otherwise would never see.

10/24/2013

(Councilman Wilson Goode Jr., seen in 2011 file photo, pressed for a vote to curtail the city's ten-year tax abatement program on new construction.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Councilmembers Skirt Controversial Property Tax Vote

“This is generally a tax break for the few, the new, and the well-to-do, not for most of Philadelphia,” Councilman Goode said of the tax-abatement program he would like to curtail.

09/12/2013

Arthur Makadon has dies at the age of 70. (Credit: ballardspahr.com)

Top Philly Power Broker, Law Firm Head, Arthur Makadon Dies At 70

Arthur Makadon, one of Philadelphia’s top behind-the-scenes power brokers and the former head of one of the city’s most powerful law firms, has died.

07/24/2013

(A Philadelphia voting machine.  File photo)

Water Rate Controversy Among Four Questions On Philadelphia Ballots

At issue: whether the water commissioner should have the final say on rate hikes.

11/05/2012

(City councilman Bill Green, in file photo from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Wants City Contractors To Hire More Philadelphia Residents

Before the City Council finance committee today was a proposal from Councilman Bill Green to require that half the man-hours on many contracts be performed by Philadelphia residents.

10/17/2012

(Council President Darrell Clarke, second from right, huddles with colleagues as budget negotiations continued Thursday morning.) (credit: KYW's Mike Dunn)

Support For Mayor Nutter’s Property Tax Plan Waning

Support in City Council for the mayor’s proposed property tax overhaul appears to be crumbling, as lawmakers today try once again to hammer out a budget deal.

06/14/2012

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City Council Scheduled To Discuss Budget, AVI

City council today will again hunker down and try to hammer out a budget deal. But first votes last week on a new property tax system, and new money for the school district, may not survive on final passage.

06/14/2012

(credit: Steve Butler)

Good News, Bad News For Parking Ticket Recipients

City Council has given its thumbs-up to letting you fight parking tickets by mail or online rather than having to show up in person.

05/24/2012

(File photo.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

City Hall Nixes Parking Ticket Phone-In Appeals; Online Or Mail-Ins Still On Track

One councilman originally proposed three new ways to fight parking tickets: online, on the phone, or through the mail. But the mayor’s office doesn’t want the telephone hearings.

05/17/2012

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