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

Nutter Furious Over Lack Of School Funding

Governor Corbett on Monday failed to convince leaders in the House to meet this month and to vote on a two-dollar-a-pack tax on cigarettes.

08/06/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Lashes Out at City Council Plan to Decriminalize Marijuana

The measure passed by City Council makes possession of about an ounce of pot punishable by only a $25 fine.

08/05/2014

(The new FOP labor contract with the City of Philadelphia is announced by, from left, police commissioner Charles Ramsey, mayor Michael Nutter, deputy mayor for public safety Everett Gillison, and FOP Lodge 5 president John McNesby.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Police Union, Commissioner Say They Can Live With New Contract Rules

The new FOP contract award gives Commissioner Ramsey what he and past Commissioners had long sought: the right to promote some of his commanders based solely on merit, regardless of how they score on exams.

08/04/2014

(The new FOP labor contract with the City of Philadelphia is announced by, from left, police commissioner Charles Ramsey, mayor Michael Nutter, deputy mayor for public safety Everett Gillison, and FOP Lodge 5 president John McNesby.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Has New $70M Budget Problem Thanks To New Police Contract

Mayor Nutter says he’ll do his best to avoid cuts to city services, as he attempts to close a new $70 million dollar deficit caused by a new contract award for police officers.

08/03/2014

(Mayor Nutter poses with invited schoolkids at ceremonies marking the opening of the city's "Innovation Lab."  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Marks Opening of Philadelphia’s Governmental ‘Innovation Lab’

Flanking him on the 16th floor of the Municipal Services Building were local schoolkids who will be participants in the lab.

08/01/2014

(The new FOP labor contract with the City of Philadelphia is announced by, from left, police commissioner Charles Ramsey, mayor Michael Nutter, deputy mayor for public safety Everett Gillison, and FOP Lodge 5 president John McNesby.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

New Union Contract Gives Police Commissioner Right To Reassign Narco Cops

Commissioner Ramsey has long wanted the ability to rotate officers out of the department’s narcotics and Internal Affairs units, but such moves had been prohibited by the city’s contract with the police union.

07/31/2014

(Mayor Nutter, announcing his intention to sell PGW.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Back From France, Nutter Says He Never Lost Touch With Philadelphia

Mayor Nutter says his just-completed, six-day trip to France did not take him away from running the city.

07/31/2014

file photo (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Phila. Parking Authority Admits Confusion About Motorcycle Parking Rules

The Philadelphia Parking Authority says some of its officers apparently didn’t get the word about its new pilot program that lets motorcycle and scooter riders park for free in specially designated spaces.

07/30/2014

Photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images

City Officials Undecided Where Pope Francis Would Appear If He Visits Philadelphia

If the pontiff does come, an appearance on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is not a certainty.

07/28/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Officials Keeping Cool About Pope’s Likely 2015 Visit

And they say Archbishop Chaput’s comments of optimism don’t affect their planning for the event.

07/25/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Jets to France For Economic Development Talks

Mayor Nutter is in France for the next six days for a trip that officials say is aimed at promoting French investment in Philadelphia.

07/25/2014

Contestants in the Liberian-American Beauty Pageant, which kicks off three days of activities in the Philadelphia area celebrating Liberia's Independence Day. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Liberian Americans Gathering In Philadelphia For Celebration, But With Heavy Hearts

Friday brings the start of three days of activities in Philadelphia marking the importance of the Liberian community in the area — three weeks after four Liberian American children died in a fire in the city.

07/25/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS3)

Phila. Agrees To Better Compliance With State Gun Control Regulations

The settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia by gun-carry advocates will force police and other city officials to more strongly adhere to state law in a variety of gun-related matters.

07/22/2014

(The July 21, 2014 meeting of the PICA board.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

With Misgivings, State Overseers OK Philadelphia’s Five-Year Budget

The head of the PICA board told the mayor’s finance director that he’d like to see the city do more belt-tightening in order to start a rainy day fund.

07/21/2014

(City councilman James Kenney, left, in file image from City of Phila. TV.  Mayor Michael Nutter, right, in file photo by Mike Dunn)

Tussle Over Credit For New Regulations After Center City Building Collapse

Tragedy can lead to legislative change. And that, in turn, can lead to politicians tripping over one another in the rush to claim credit.

07/20/2014

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