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Tasco Grills Nutter’s Chief Of Staff Over Rec Center Renovation Delay

A city councilwoman’s anger over delays in renovations to a rec center in her district boiled over Tuesday at a budget hearing.

04/03/2013

(Councilwoman Marian Tasco.  File photo by Dennis Edward)

Tasco Accuses Nutter Of Deliberately Delaying Playground Renovation

A veteran city council member is accusing Mayor Nutter of holding up the renovation of a playground in her district to “punish” her for her stance on the mayor’s plan to sell PGW.

03/28/2013

(The Philadelphia Gas Commission.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Phila. Gas Commission Narrowly Approves Controversial Consultant Payments

The five-member Philadelphia Gas Commission, which oversees PGW’s budget, voted 3-2 to approve more than $2.3 million in PGW revenues to pay legal, financial, and public relations consultants.

01/16/2013

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City’s Effort To Sell Off PGW Gets Tangled In Purse Strings Battle

Councilwoman Marian Tasco, who chairs the Philadelphia Gas Commission, doesn’t believe that PGW ratepayers should foot the bill for the privatization effort.

12/11/2012

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Marian Tasco, in file photo.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Urge Renewed Funding For Foreclosure Diversion Program

Councilwoman Marian Tasco was instrumental in setting up the pilot program in 2008, just as the number of city foreclosure filings exceeded 8,000.

03/31/2012

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Philadelphia Councilwoman Hopes CDC’s New Anti-Smoking Ads Will Work

The $54-million campaign is designed to get smokers to stop, and to prevent those who don’t smoke — especially kids — from starting.

03/15/2012

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Philadelphia Councilwoman Marian Tasco Collects $478K DROP Payment

Philadelphia City Councilwoman Marian Tasco will be retiring at the close of business on Friday, only to return on Monday and be sworn into a new term, along with the rest of council and Mayor Nutter. But, she’ll be able to collect a $478,000 DROP payment.

12/28/2011

(File photo: Councilman James Kenney at a City Council hearing.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Kenney Joins Jockeying For Philadelphia City Council Presidency

Tuesday’s general election in Philadelphia has now given way to another election — one with just seventeen voters.

11/09/2011

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Philadelphia City Council Overrides Mayor Nutter’s Veto of ‘DROP’ Pension Program

Meanwhile, Mayor Nutter vows to keep fighting to abolish DROP outright.

09/15/2011

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DROP Challenges In Philadelphia Elections Shifted To Pennsylvania High Court

A panel of Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judges says it is the state Supreme Court that should have jurisdiction over the challenges to the candidacies of City Council members Frank Rizzo and Marian Tasco, and city commissioner Marge Tartaglione.

04/08/2011

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Appeals Expected After Philadelphia Judge OKs Candidates Who Took Pensions

Opponents say they are not dropping the “DROP” issue — the controversial city pension plan that’s created a large measure of debate in and around Philadelphia.

03/24/2011

(Mayoral candidate Milton Street outside the Philadelphia Board of Elections office on Friday.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Candidates Fight To Remain On Philadelphia Primary Election Ballots

There were oral arguments held before a Philadelphia judge on whether two City Council members, a city commissioner, and a mayoral candidate were eligible to remain on their respective ballots.

03/18/2011

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DROP Pension Recipient Marge Tartaglione Is Latest Target Of Challenge

The woman who oversees Philadelphia elections — City Commissioner Marge Tartaglione — finds that her own re-election bid is now being challenged because of her participation in the DROP pension program.

03/16/2011

(Philadelphia city councilman Frank Rizzo Jr.   File photo)

Councilman Rizzo Faces Court Challenge To Re-election Effort; ‘DROP’ Pension At Issue

A Philadelphia GOP ward leader has gone to court, trying to get longtime city councilman Frank Rizzo thrown off the primary ballot.

03/14/2011

(Frank DiCicco, on Monday morning, is joined in his office by fellow councilmembers.   Photo by Mike Dunn)

DiCicco Won’t Run Again For Philadelphia City Council; Blames DROP Decision

Philadelphia city councilman Frank DiCicco won’t seek a fifth term as the councilman for the 1st District, which encompasses parts of South Philadelphia, center city, Old City, and Northern Liberties.

03/07/2011

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