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(Nutter administration finance director Rob Dubow testifies before City Council's finance committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Committee Pushes Alternative Funding Source For School Budget Gap

Rob Dubow, the mayor’s finance director, argued against raising the city’s “U&O” business tax and in favor of boosting taxes on liquor and cigarettes.

05/17/2013

Supporters of mandated paid sick leave were disappointed in the mayor's veto. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Failed Sick Leave Bill Still Haunts Councilman

This brings a sickening feeling to the Philadelphia councilman who tried but failed to get the measure approved here.

05/13/2013

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Phila. Lawmakers Urge Eligible Property Owners To Apply For Homestead Exemption

City Council members say their own analysis of new property assessments points to the great need for relief measures for those hit hardest by rising property values.

04/11/2013

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

Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Bill is DOA For 2nd Time in Three Years

“I’m very disappointed,” said city councilman Bill Greenlee, who tried but failed to get the 12 votes needed to override Mayor Nutter’s veto.

04/11/2013

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey testifies at a hearing on the police department's budget.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Ramsey Says Lack of Money Is Keeping Phila. Police From Recording Its Interrogations

Filming interrogations takes more than sticking a camera on a tripod, Ramsey told councilman Bill Greenlee during budget hearings.

04/09/2013

(Stage construction for Jay-Z's "Made in America" concert in 2012.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

‘Made In America’ Fest, With Jay-Z, Returning For 2nd Year To Ben Franklin Parkway

Last year’s two-day “Made in America” festival during the Labor Day weekend drew thousands, and according to city officials provided a big boost to the local economy with hotel and restaurant bookings.

04/08/2013

Michael Nutter (file photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Vetoes Earned Sick Leave Legislation

Council’s attempt to override the veto will not come until next week, if at all.

04/04/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Expected To Veto Paid Sick Leave Bill

The prime sponsor of mandatory sick leave, Councilman Bill Greenlee, is one vote short of the twelve votes he would need to override the expected veto from Mayor Nutter: “I’m still working on making sure we have the twelve votes.”

04/04/2013

(Supporters of the paid sick leave bill outside Philadelphia City Hall.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Supporters of Philadelphia Paid-Sick-Leave Bill Press Council For Passage

The lines are clearly drawn on this controversial issue, and a coalition of groups has delivered 60,000 signatures urging Council to, as they put it, “stand with families, not corporate lobbyists.”

03/13/2013

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City Council Wants Philadelphia Businesses To Offer Employees Paid Sick Days

Philadelphia City Councilman Bill Greenlee is once again trying to get the “Healthy Families and Workplaces” bill passed.

03/05/2013

(Supporters of mandatory paid sick leave demonstrate outside Philadelphia City Council chambers prior to a hearing on the proposed measure.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Push Paid-Sick-Leave Measure Forward Again

After a day-long hearing, a Philadelphia City Council committee hasapproved a bill that forces local businesses to offer workers paid sick leave.

03/05/2013

(A horse found tied to a fence last year in North Philadelphia.)

A Philadelphia City Council Committee Approves Pet Horse Regulations

A city council committee was not horsing around when its members approved the first-ever regulations on keeping a horse as a pet in Philadelphia.

02/13/2013

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Councilman Greenlee Wants To Reopen Paid Sick Leave Debate

As City Council opens its 2013 session this morning, the lawmakers will find an old controversy is back.

01/24/2013

(A horse found tied to a fence last year in North Philadelphia.)

City Councilman Introduces Regulations Regarding Horse Ownership

A Philadelphia city councilman insists he’s not horsing around in introducing new regulations to cover when a resident keeps a horse at their house.

12/06/2012

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Philadelphia Activist and Lawmaker Ed Schwartz Dead at 69

Schwartz served one term on City Council, from 1984 until 1988. But he is remembered as well for his work promoting neighborhood activism.

11/29/2012

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