Philadelphia's Revised 5-Year Budget Gets OK Despite Wage Tax DustupThe controversy came as the mayor backed off slightly on plans to cut the city wage tax.
Nutter's Plan To Sell PGW Prompts Strong Response In City CouncilOne lawmaker this past week lashed out at a state agency which has given its thumbs-up to Mayor Nutter's plan to sell PGW.
Sam Katz Resigns from PICA, Vague On Future Mayoral PlansCould onetime mayoral candidate Sam Katz run again for mayor next year?
State Oversight Agency OKs Philadelphia's Five-Year Budget PlanThe 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.
PICA Approves Nutter's Budget Despite Some DoubtsBy a 4-to-1 vote, PICA signed off on Mayor Nutter's five-year budget plan.
PICA Board Delays Vote On Nutter's Long-Range BudgetAides 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.
For First Time Ever, PICA Might Reject City's 5-Year Financial PlanIf 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.
Nutter To Reveal Latest Long-Range Budget Outlook This WeekCity 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.
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."
Study Rips Management, Operations of Philadelphia Fire DepartmentA 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.
Sam Katz Revives Idea Of Selling Philadelphia Airport And PGWShould 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.
Philadelphia's Five-Year Budget Plan Gets OK'd By State AgencyMayor 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.