The controversy came as the mayor backed off slightly on plans to cut the city wage tax.
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.
Could onetime mayoral candidate Sam Katz run again for mayor next year?
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.
By a 4-to-1 vote, PICA signed off on Mayor Nutter’s five-year budget plan.
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.
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.
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.
Everett Gillison disputes a recent report that the Philadelphia Fire Department is “rife with racial division.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Nutter’s current budget proposal may get thrown out because of budget cuts at the state level.