The school district wants more than $100 million above the city’s current contribution. The Nutter administration proposes raising $105 million with a 9.3-percent hike in property taxes. Councilmembers are already discussing alternate means.
As City Council Launches Budget Hearings, Nutter’s Tax Hike Plan For School Funding Appears On Life Support
As the budget hearings open, issue #1 is the School District’s request for an additional $103 million in city funding.
Last July, two people working on a food truck were killed when its propane tank exploded. Now, the question is whether the city even has the right to inspect them.
The company that wanted to buy PGW last year has itself been bought. Was this deal in the works as the PGW deal was being debated?
Lawmakers next month will consider a bill that revises the smoking ban to rule out any future waivers.
In addition to keeping City Council up to speed, Clarke says, the firm will lobby on positions in which Council and the mayor disagree.
Council President Pitches “Super” Idea To Get Universities To Offer More Support To Cash-Strapped Schools
Council President Darrell Clarke is pitching what he thinks is a super idea, getting local universities to offer more support to cash-starved public schools. Clarke, in fact, has named the program “SUPER.”
City Council President Darrell Clarke says council has every intention of working with Mayor Nutter this year.
“Bunch of e-mails, bunch of phone calls, wanting to know if I was announcing that I was getting back in the race,” he began.
The issues include sick leave and the mayor’s final budget, but it may be the coming May primary that dominates the next few months.
The playing field is a bit clearer now that Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke, with just four months remaining before the May primary, has decided against running for Mayor. But could there be a late entrant?
By law, Clarke would have had to resign his seat to run for mayor.
Philadelphia’s beleaguered Department of Licenses and Inspections has a new watchdog — a result of changes made in the wake of the 2013 cMarket Street building collapse.
This past weekend brought the annual New York City gathering of local politicos known as the Pennsylvania Society, and the soirees included a fundraiser for Council President Clarke.
A big question in the race — will the collapse of the deal to sell PGW to a private company turn out to be a big issue? Mayoral candidate Lynn Abraham thinks so.