Council Hearings To Begin On Mayor Kenney's Proposed BudgetEight weeks of hearings on the Philadelphia city budget will begin Monday.
Kenney Expected To Push For Property Tax Hike In Proposed BudgetThe entire increase would go to fund the School District of Philadelphia, which is projecting a $900 million deficit in the next five years.
No New Taxes...But Some New Investment Expected In Mayor Kenney's BudgetPhiladelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday will present a budget to City Council that proposes some new projects and services while reducing taxes.
Phila. City Council Rules Out School District's Full Cash RequestThe lawmakers seem intent on trimming the school district's $103-million request to about $80 million, but how they'll raise even that amount is very unclear.
School Officials Present Their Budgetary Wish List to Philadelphia City CouncilThey were getting a less-than-warm reception.
Philadelphia Proposing 8½-Percent Tax on Airbnb-Style Room RentalsThe Nutter administration has authored a measure that for the first time applies the city's existing hotel tax to Airbnb-type rentals.
City Council President Delays Purchase of New Voting MachinesDarrell Clarke says the money is better spent on aging police and fire stations.
In Current Climate, Fewer Minorities Want Careers as Cops, Phila. Police Commissioner SaysPhiladelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says national incidents of police violence has made recruiting minorities for the Philadelphia police force much tougher.
City Council, Administration Spar Over Condition of Philadelphia Police and Fire HousesCouncil president Darrell Clarke singled out the police station in North Philadelphia where an officer had been stationed when he was slain last month.
Wrangling Begins Over Next Philadelphia Budget: How Will Schools Get Funded?The school district wants more than $100 million above the city's current contribution. The Nutter administration proposes raising $105 million with a 9.3-percent hike in property taxes. Councilmembers are already discussing alternate means.
Millions in Philadelphia Dog License Fees Going Uncollected, City Controller SaysIf you own a dog in Philadelphia, it is required that you pay $16 a year for a license. But not everyone is complying.
Councilman Says 'Nonprofit' Shouldn't Mean 'Noncontributing' to Philadelphia SchoolsCouncilman Wilson Goode calls them "mega-nonprofits" -- the city's universities and health care institutions, which are now exempt from property taxes.

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