Committee of 70
Mayor Nutter says it’s time to look ahead, now that the Arlene Ackerman buyout drama is over.
Meanwhile, a political watchdog group in Philadelphia says that private donations for a public sector bailout would be wrong.
Philadelphia City Council has voted to tweak the controversial lump-sum pension perk known as “DROP,” turning its back on the mayor’s call to abolish the program.
Low turnout is expected in Tuesday’s primary election in Philadelphia, but both official and unofficial watchdogs will be out to make sure things go smoothly.
The latest Philadelphia political battle comes not between two candidates, but between two organizations that are integral to elections in the city.
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics is drafting new regulations that spell out what city workers can and cannot do when it comes to political activity. But the political watchdog group, The Committee of 70, isn’t satisfied.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie was the keynote speaker on Tuesday morning at the Committee of Seventy’s annual breakfast in Philadelphia.
It’s been more than three months since Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter called on City Council to abolish the controversial retirement program known as “DROP.”
One of Philadelphia’s political watchdogs fears that negative advertising for a number of races through the campaign season will prompt many disgusted voters to simply stay home.
Philadelphia’s district attorney and two other election watchdogs want to hear from any city voters who facing polling place irregularities on Tuesday.
The election watchdog group Committee of 70 randomly selected machines from each of Philadelphia’s sixty-six voting wards for testing.
The deadlines have long since passed for registering to vote in the upcoming elections, but folks who are registered still have options if they want to use absentee ballots.