Committee of 70
Shane Creamer (left), of the city’s Board of Ethics, backed the limit. Ellen Kaplan of the watchdog group Committee of 70 (right), thinks it should be lower.
Not only is the city’s 50-year-old law currently covering such gifts quite vague, but it fails to set specific limits on the value of gifts that city workers can accept.
More than 600 people were expected to show up at the Bellevue to hear Chris Christie speak. But early Wednesday evening, the Committee of 70′s president and CEO Zack Stallberg got a call from Christie’s office that the Governor was sick and had to cancel.
April 22nd may seem far away, but it gives voters just 20 days to get those applications in.
On Tuesday, Mayor Nutter fired a city worker implicated in a probe by the city’s Board of Ethics of City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown.
The voting rights watchdog, Committee of Seventy, released the results of its Election Day survey on Voter ID.
The Committee of 70 wants Philadelphians who resorted to using ‘provisional’ ballots in the presidential election to raise their concerns and e-mail the election watchdog group.
Philadelphia’s election watchdog group says voting in the city is being hampered by a registration issues, a claim disputed by the city officials who run the polling places.
Philadelphia elections officials insist they’ll be ready to go for the presidential election come Tuesday, despite the two days lost to Hurricane Sandy.
Stephanie Singer, chairperson of the three-member board of city commissioners, which runs Philadelphia elections, sent an e-mail urging support for Pres. Obama.
City officials say not to worry, they’ll get it done in time.
There was applause but not quite jubilation when the Pa. Voter ID Coalition got the news that photo ID cards would not be necessary for next month’s election.
A Philadelphia city councilman’s plan to give council direct and final control over hundreds of millions of dollars isn’t sitting too well with a local political watchdog group.
Opponents of Pennsylvania’s recently enacted voter ID law have notched a preliminary victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
“This decision by Judge Simpson is dripping in political partisanship,” says Jerry Mondesire, the president of the Pennsylvania NAACP.