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Mayor Michael Nutter. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

2013 IN REVIEW: Nutter Vetoes Paid Sick Leave Bill

A paid sick leave bill died on the floor of Philadelphia City Council, after Mayor Nutter vetoed the measure.

12/28/2013

Rob Wonderling, at podium, is hopeful a funding bill will get final approval. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Transportation Advocates: We Can Win Pennsylvania House Vote

Advocates for new state transportation funding are expressing confidence that a proposal passed by the state senate to raise $2.5-billion a year can win approval in the house this fall.

09/25/2013

(Nutter administration finance director Rob Dubow testifies before City Council's finance committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Committee Pushes Alternative Funding Source For School Budget Gap

Rob Dubow, the mayor’s finance director, argued against raising the city’s “U&O” business tax and in favor of boosting taxes on liquor and cigarettes.

05/17/2013

(City councilman Bill Greenlee, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Bill is DOA For 2nd Time in Three Years

“I’m very disappointed,” said city councilman Bill Greenlee, who tried but failed to get the 12 votes needed to override Mayor Nutter’s veto.

04/11/2013

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Area CEOs, Lawmakers Meet To Discuss Regional Growth Goals

The meeting of the CEO Council for Growth attracted ten members of Congress and more than 40 corporate and university heads for a frank and private discussion on how the region can propser with the right moves.

03/11/2013

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Phila. Chamber of Commerce CEO Will Head Penna. Higher Education Study Panel

The 30 members, headed by Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce CEO Rob Wondering, will include university presidents affected by the cutbacks.

02/07/2012

(Philadelphia City Council chambers.  File photo)

City Council Fails To Resurrect Mandatory Sick Leave Measure

Even as Philadelphia City Council on Thursday overrode one veto by Mayor Michael Nutter, another veto by the mayor will stand.

09/15/2011

(Jamie and Karen Moyer.  File photo)

Ex-Phillie Jamie Moyer Shares His Philanthropy Story

Members of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce got a lesson in giving back to the community from former Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen.

01/13/2011

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Philadelphia Lawmakers Eye Changes To City’s Business Taxes

Introduced today in Philadelphia City Council: a plan that could radically alter the city’s business tax by shifting some of the burden from local firms to large, national companies.

09/30/2010