Mayor Michael Nutter
Larry Freedman says when he moved into his mixed unit building in 1986, it wasn’t much more than a shell. Now, he’s facing a tax assessment that could double his property tax bill.
Officials had expected about 30,000 requests of first level reviews. The Nutter Administration’s spin on the lower tally: many people are on board with their new value.
Philadelphia City Council members have opened their annual budget hearings, listening to Mayor Michael Nutter’s top budget people describe the city’s ‘five year financial and strategic plan.’
Chris reviews Mayor Michael Nutter being shouted down during his budget address, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul’s speeches at CPAC, and the fate of two more Carnival Cruise ships. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday and CBS 3′s Beasley Reece about the state of Phillies in the final weeks of Spring Training.
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.
Mayor Nutter has signed an executive order setting up an Office of Immigrant and Multi-Cultural Affairs, to better weave immigrants into the social, civic and economic culture of the city.
The idea was first debated in 2011, but died after a veto by Mayor Nutter. Now supporters of earned, paid sick leave are trying again.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput acknowledges it cost officials in the Italian city of Milan more than $10 million to host the most recent Vatican Families Conference in June 2012.
The signs will appear on the back of buses, in bus shelters and on the Market Frankford and Broad Street lines.
You may have your assessment, but two major questions are still unanswered: what is the rate on which that assessment will be taxed? And, what (if any) relief measures — such as a homestead exemption — will be offered by the city?
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.
Vice President Joe Biden brought his push for tougher gun laws to Philadelphia’s Girard College on Monday.
The Philadelphia School District’s top security official says the district should “re-think” its security efforts at elementary schools in light of the Sandy Hook massacre.
Congressman Brady and others are backing a plan in which Penn National Gaming would run the second casino, and two-thirds of the revenues would be channeled through a non-profit to the struggling school district and the pension fund.
Two weeks before Philadelphia homeowners are due to receive updated property assessments, Mayor Michael Nutter has announced new efforts to crack down on those who avoid paying their property taxes.
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