Mayor Nutter’s plan to hike property taxes 9% for more school funding continues to draw skepticism from City Council members.
In addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party’s nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.
Korean Culture took center stage Saturday night during International House Philadelphia’s 54th Global Gala.
Philadelphia’s pothole epidemic dominated discussion at a City Council hearing this past week.
Councilman-at-large David Oh says Philadelphia has many bridges and overpasses that are not owned by the city and are in dangerous condition.
City Council is at odds with the Nutter Administration over a law that forces non-profits in the city to prove they’re truly not for profit.
Rich explains why he is tired of talking about Ferguson. He talks to City Councilman David Oh about the stalled sale of PGW, Ryan Berk, who confronted a man impersonating a military veteran at the Oxford Valley Mall, and Karen Montgomery, whose son Shane went missing in Manayunk the night before Thanksgiving.
Councilman David Oh (right photo) wants any tax payment more than a year overdue to be automatically be turned over to a collection agency.
Neilson has introduced a bill that would give a wage tax refund to veterans who become Philadelphia police officers, firefighters, paramedics, or prison guards.
The lawmakers heard promises of improvements from local officials, and tales of bureaucratic bungling from veterans.
Mayor Nutter has signed a bill that requires all Philadelphia employers to give workers who are nursing mothers the space and time to pump milk while on the job.
The bill’s sponsor, Councilman Jim Kenney, estimates that the new marijuana policy could save the police department and the courts $4 million a year.
Councilman Jim Kenney was among those questioning deputy maoyr Alan Greenberger about the value of Mayor Nutter’s taxpayer-funded overseas trips.
The sponsor of the plan, Councilman-at-large David Oh, noted that state elected officials and those from other cities face no such provision, so eliminating it here levels the playing field for city officials.
A city councilman says Mayor Nutter needs to ramp up in a big way, by making cuts to the much-hated Philadelphia wage tax.