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

Nutter’s Plan To Sell PGW Prompts Strong Response In City Council

One lawmaker this past week lashed out at a state agency which has given its thumbs-up to Mayor Nutter’s plan to sell PGW.

05/25/2014

(Sam Katz, in 2010 file photo)

Sam Katz Resigns from PICA, Vague On Future Mayoral Plans

Could onetime mayoral candidate Sam Katz run again for mayor next year?

02/19/2014

(The PICA board meets on September 17th to consider the City of Philadelphia's five-year spending plan.  It was approved unanimously.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

State Oversight Agency OKs Philadelphia’s Five-Year Budget Plan

The five members of PICA -– the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority -– voted unanimously to approve Mayor Nutter’s long-range budget despite misgivings over the slim surpluses and the looming cost of new union contracts.

09/17/2013

PICA Board Meeting (Credit: Mike Dunn)

PICA Approves Nutter’s Budget Despite Some Doubts

By a 4-to-1 vote, PICA signed off on Mayor Nutter’s five-year budget plan.

09/06/2012

(PICA Chairman Sam Katz, third from right, said the state agency's vote on Mayor Nutter's long-range budget will be delayed until September. credit: Mike Dunn)

PICA Board Delays Vote On Nutter’s Long-Range Budget

Aides to Mayor Nutter on Thursday spelled out a long list of cuts, including layoffs, that they say would be needed if the city loses its appeal of an arbitrator’s award to firefighters. The move prompted the PICA board to delay its vote on Nutter’s long-range budget.

08/09/2012

(File photo.  Credit: Tony Hanson)

For First Time Ever, PICA Might Reject City’s 5-Year Financial Plan

If the city is not able to submit a plan that is eventually approved by PICA – the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority – it risks losing its state funding.

08/08/2012

FILE PHOTO (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter To Reveal Latest Long-Range Budget Outlook This Week

City Council passed a budget last month, but the Nutter Administration’s financial woes are from over. This coming week the mayor must deliver a long-range spending plan to state officials.

07/22/2012

(Philadelphia fire chief Lloyd Ayers, at head of table, listens as mayor's chief of staff Everett Gillison, third from left, makes a point to the PICA board.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Nutter Aide Disputes Finding of Widespread Racism in Phila. Fire Dept.

Everett Gillison disputes a recent report that the Philadelphia Fire Department is “rife with racial division.”

03/20/2012

(File photo)

Study Rips Management, Operations of Philadelphia Fire Department

A top-to-bottom assessment of the Philadelphia Fire Department says the department is wracked by low morale and racial strife. And response times are lower than national standards — particularly responses to medical emergencies.

01/18/2012

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Sam Katz Revives Idea Of Selling Philadelphia Airport And PGW

Should cash-strapped Philadelphia City Hall sell off the airport or PGW? Those aren’t new ideas, but a prominent political figure is giving them new life.

07/27/2011

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo)

Philadelphia’s Five-Year Budget Plan Gets OK’d By State Agency

Mayor Michael Nutter’s long-range budget has been approved by the state agency that watches over the city’s spending. But that approval came with some misgivings.

07/26/2011

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PICA Board Expected To Vote On Philadelphia’s ‘Five-Year Plan’

The state agency that oversees Philadelphia’s cash-starved finances is expected to vote on Mayor Nutter’s long-range budget on Tuesday and there are many concerns.

07/26/2011

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PICA Chairman Katz Questions Nutter’s Long-Range Budget

Former mayoral candidate Sam Katz, now settled in to his new role as head of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, is already raising questions about Mayor Nutter’s new long-range budget.

03/31/2011

(Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

Philadelphia Budget Talks With A Twist

Mayor Nutter’s current budget proposal may get thrown out because of budget cuts at the state level.

03/22/2011

(Outgoing PICA board chairman James Eisenhower, second from right, receives a plaque from fellow board members acknowledging his service.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

PICA Board Chair Resigns As Pa. Gets New Governor

Attorney James Eisenhower had served the past four ars as chairman of the board of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, the state agency that watches over Philadelphia’s often-shaky finances.

01/18/2011

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