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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

City Council president Anna Verna -- surrounded by fellow councilmembers Jannie Blackwell, Bill Greenlee (hidden), and James Kenney -- reacts to applause in City Council chambers as she makes her retirement announcement.  Photo by Mike Dunn

City Council President Anna Verna Calling It Quits

Verna, 79, made the announcement on Monday that she will not return after her current term expires next January.

01/24/2011

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Philadelphia Approves Higher Fines For Cigarette Sales To Minors

Merchants who sell cigarettes to teens under age 18 will now have to pay a $250 fine; the current penalty is $100.

12/02/2010

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