Councilman Bill Green

(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

(US Sen. Pat Toomey.  File photo by Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Analysis: Gun Background Check Bill Round 2; Early Moves In 2015 Mayor’s Race

Sources tell KYW Newsradio that Republican Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania thinks he may have the votes to try and pass the legislation to intensify gun background checks that was recently defeated in the Senate.

04/30/2013

(The gallery of Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Future Of Paid Sick Leave Bill Now In Mayor’s Hands

Council voted 11-6 for the measure, but a two-thirds majority, or 12 votes, will be needed to override another expected veto from the Mayor.

03/15/2013

City Hall (credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Proceeding With Property Tax Makeover, Philadelphia Mails Out Revised Assessments

The Nutter Administration is mailing out more than 500,000 assessments to property owners — the first wholesale remaking of property values in Philadelphia in many years.

02/15/2013

file photo (credit: Tim McLaughlin)

City Council Overrides Nutter’s Veto Of Zoning Code Changes

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell felt the new zoning code would make it too difficult for community groups to have a say in new developments, so she pushed through major revisions last year.

01/25/2013

(Philadelphia finance director Rob Dubow, center of photo, is questioned by city councilman Bill Green, back to camera at lower right, during a city budget hearing.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia City Council Feels Squeeze of Budget Deadline Amid Open Questions

The mayor’s budget hinges on state approval of a homestead exemption, and separately, gaining the ability to adjust the split of property taxes between the city and the school district.

05/23/2012

Councilman Bill Green. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Councilman Posts Spreadsheet Showing Impact Of Mayor’s Tax Plan On Residents

A city councilman who is battling the mayor over how to overhaul the property tax system is offering residents a spreadsheet to show how they may be affected by the potential changes.

05/22/2012

(Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

Debate Over Property Tax Overhaul And School District Funding Rages On

The rhetoric is rising in City Council in the debate over whether to overhaul Philadelphia’s property tax structure in a way that gives the School District an extra $94 million.

05/06/2012

(SRC chair Pedro Ramos. Credit: City of Phila. TV)

School District Pleads With City Council For Extra Funding

School District leaders met with City Council members yesterday, to try to persuade them to support Mayor Nutter’s Actual Value tax plan and the extra $94-million it would provide for the district.

05/04/2012

(Philadelphia city finance director Rob Dubow, left, and Councilman Bill Green.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Amid Plan To Revamp Philadelphia Property Assessments, Questions Of Higher Taxes

Mayor Nutter’s budget experts were in the hot seat as Philadelphia City Council opened hearings on Nutter’s plan to revamp the way property assessments are calculated in the city.

03/26/2012

(Love Park, at 15th and JFK Blvd., in file photo)

Nutter’s Next Budget Includes $20 Million For Love Park Makeover

Mayor Nutter wants City Hall to make JFK Plaza more user friendly.

03/09/2012

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia’s Zoning Code Overhaul Moves Forward In Council

But the rewrite is by no means a done deal.

12/07/2011

Hoagies from Primo Hoagie's Sandwich Day competition. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Hoagies Lead To Light-Hearted Battle On City Council Floor

The age-old question of whether a hoagie is better than a cheese steak has apparently been settled in the hoagie’s favor on the floor of City Council.

11/21/2011

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Toward Alteration Of City’s Business Taxes

With Philadelphia’s jobless rate in double digits, a City Council committee has okayed significant changes to the city’s business tax structure — and Mayor Nutter is on board as well.

10/24/2011

(File photo.  Credit: Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia To Tweak Ethics Rules To Include Same-Sex Partners

Philadelphia City Council, at the urging of the mayor, is moving to close a small bureaucratic loophole involving same-sex partners of city government workers.

10/14/2011

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