Mayor Nutter

Stigall Show Log 4.16.15

Chris discusses mismanagement at the Philadelphia VA office, Hillary Clinton not leaving a tip at Chipotle, and Mayor Nutter’s property tax raise proposal. He talks with Juan Pablo Di Pace, star of “A.D. The Bible Continues” and Rich Ashburn, son of the Phillies legend Richie Ashburn about Home Runs for Heart.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/16/2015

(City of Philadelphia budget director Rebecca Rhynhart, left, listens as city finance director Rob Dubow responds to a reporter's question.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter’s Number Crunchers Perplexed About Drop In Sales Tax Revenues

Philadelphia officials don’t quite know why revenues from the city sales tax are lower than expected — but they suspect that Amazon and other online retailers may be to blame.

04/06/2015

(Councilman Curtis Jones, in 2014 file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Mayor Is Doubtful As Non-Profit Contributions Dominate Council’s School Funding Debate

City Council plans to explore PILOTS — payments in lieu of taxes — as a way to get non-profits that pay no property taxes to chip in more for city schools.

04/04/2015

File photo of Philadelphia City Council chambers. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

City Council Votes To Overturn Law That Forces Non-Profits To Prove They’re Truly Not For Profit

An about-face this past week from Philadelphia City Council: members voted to overturn a law that they passed just two years ago after getting an earful from churches and other small non-profits in the city.

03/29/2015

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Philadelphia Police Renaming Valor Medal For Slain Officer

The Philadelphia Police Department is renaming its valor medal for an officer who took on two armed robbers and continued firing until he was mortally wounded, the police commissioner said Saturday at the slain officer’s funeral.

03/14/2015

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Mayor Nutter Apologizes Again For Trying To Close Libraries

It was on March 6, 2014 that Mayor Nutter, delivering his budget to City Council, ad libbed a surprising apology for trying to close 11 library branches.

03/09/2015

File Photo of Mayor Nutter (Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Mayor Nutter Plans To Expand Summer Jobs Program

Mayor Nutter’s new budget calls for 3.9 million dollars for the Summer Jobs program, which is an increase of about 1.5 million over the current year.

03/08/2015

(A driver negotiates past a formidable pothole on Fifth Street, north of Market, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Nutter’s New Budget Boosts Spending On Repaving Philly Streets

Mayor Michael Nutter plans to boost by about one-quarter the number of miles of Philadelphia streets that will be repaved in the coming year. And the focus will be on smaller streets in the neighborhoods.

03/08/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Not Yet Saying If New Budget Will Answer Latest District Request

Mayor Nutter presents his eighth and final budget one week from Thursday — and the key questions are whether and how he will respond to the latest hat-in-hand request from the School District.

02/24/2015

Teens in Philadelphia get to become city officials for the day as part of PAL Day activities. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Teens Become Honorary City Officials For The Day

Eighteen Philadelphia students are spending the day getting an insider’s view of City Hall, as part of the annual PAL DAY activities.

02/23/2015

(Councilman Bill Greenlee.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

Council Committee Will Debate Sick Leave Again, And This Time The Mayor Seems To Be On Board

Before Council’s Public Health Committee is a measure that would require local businesses offer one hour of sick leave for every forty hours an employee works.

02/03/2015

(File photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

Board That Will Rule On Philly Water Rates About To Become Reality

A long-planned overhaul of how water rates are set in Philadelphia is about to finally become reality.

02/01/2015

Mayor Nutter in an Aston Martin DB8 convertible at a 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show preview. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Mayor Nutter Joins Organizers As Philadelphia Auto Show Drives Into Town

One of Philadelphia’s longest running events returns this weekend, and Mayor Nutter joined organizers for a preview.

01/29/2015

File Photo. Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office at Philadelphia City Hall.  (Credit: Mike Dunn)

What’s Comes After Politics For Nutter? It Won’t Be Meteorology

Mayor Nutter knows being a meteorologist is a tough job — particularly when mayors and school administrators are relying on your forecast to make crucial decisions.

01/28/2015

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Snow Not Panning Out As Planned Could End Up Hurting The Bottom Line Of Some

A bust in this “no-storm” isn’t just disappointing for snow lovers. Many businesses have been affected by this forecast “faux pas.”

01/27/2015

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