Mike Dunn

(Councilman Jim Kenney had to be coaxed to speak from the Council president's platform as he announced his resignation from City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Jim Kenney Ends 23-Year Career as Councilman, Ahead of Mayoral Run

Kenney –- first elected in 1991 — choked up at times as he bid his fellow councilmembers farewell.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

The National Rifle Association logo is seen at their headquarters.  (Credit:  PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

As Battle With NRA Looms, City Scales Back Its Gun Laws

Deputy chief solicitor Richie Feder said removing those old laws will allow the city to better defend its more recent gun restrictions.

01/29/2015

(File photo provided)

Jonathan Saidel Decides Against 2015 Run for Philadelphia Mayor

“There are enough people running that people can make a wise choice,” he said.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/26/2015

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, at the PGW hearing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Council President Pitches “Super” Idea To Get Universities To Offer More Support To Cash-Strapped Schools

Council President Darrell Clarke is pitching what he thinks is a super idea, getting local universities to offer more support to cash-starved public schools. Clarke, in fact, has named the program “SUPER.”

01/25/2015

(Councilman Jim Kenney.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Jim Kenney Nearing Decision on Philadelphia Mayoral Run

Kenney spent much of today holed up in his City Council office, making what an aide described as “personal calls.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background. File photo by Randall E. Scott)

2016 Democratic Convention Will Be Late July, But in Philadelphia or Elsewhere?

The “when” is settled. Still unknown is the “where.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Clarke Says Council Will Continue To Cooperate With Mayor Nutter

City Council President Darrell Clarke says council has every intention of working with Mayor Nutter this year.

01/23/2015

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

Sponsor Of Plan For Mandatory Paid Sick Leave In Philadelphia Says He Can Override Veto By Nutter

Next week will bring yet another city council debate over the controversial idea of mandatory paid sick leave in Philadelphia, and the sponsor of the plan now says he has the votes needed to override what could be a third veto by Mayor Nutter.

01/23/2015

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, far right, faces the news media in City Council chambers.  Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Councilman Kenney Still Weighing Mayoral Run as Council President Reaffirms He’s Out

“Bunch of e-mails, bunch of phone calls, wanting to know if I was announcing that I was getting back in the race,” he began.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

City Hall (credit: CBS3)

Several Issues On Minds Of Lawmakers As City Council Opens 2015 Calendar

The issues include sick leave and the mayor’s final budget, but it may be the coming May primary that dominates the next few months.

01/22/2015

(Ken Trujillo.  Photo provided by Friends of Ken Trujillo)

Ken Trujillo Drops Out of Run For Philadelphia Mayor

In a statement, Ken Trujillo says “there are family matters that require my full attention,” so he is leaving the race for the Democratic nomination for mayor. He would not elaborate.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/21/2015

(The former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer, at Broad and Callowhill Streets.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Blatstein Drops Casino Appeal, Says He’ll Move Ahead With Other Plans for Inquirer HQ

Blatstein was one of four developers hoping to build Philadelphia’s second casino; he proposed putting it in the former Inquirer headquarters, on North Broad Street at Callowhill.

01/19/2015

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

State Pressures PGW To Speed Up Replacement Of Gas Mains

State officials are now taking a hard look at whether the city-owned utility should speed up the replacement of aging gas mains.

01/19/2015

(credit: CBS 3)

Nutter’s Data Dump May Be Aimed At Candidates

It was a policy wonk’s delight this past week, as Mayor Nutter released a 24-page presentation comparing his tenure as mayor to the three previous mayors.

01/18/2015

City Hall in Philadelphia. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Local Officials Anxiously Awaiting Word If DNC Is Coming To Philadelphia

A decision could come within a few weeks on whether the Democratic National Committee will choose Philadelphia to host its 2016 nominating convention.

01/16/2015

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