“We’re giving away money (through the abatement) that we don’t necessarily need to give away,” Goode said. “And at the same time, driving up tax bills for everyone else.”
The mayor’s proposed budget contains no extra money for the school district. But members of the School Reform Commission said last week they need $60 million more from the city.
Tara Russell has worked for four years at the airport, assisting travelers who use wheelchairs. She told City Council’s Commerce and Economic Development Committee that she earns just $7.00 an hour because she is expected to earn tips.
The measure would raise penalties for damaging a war memorial or public artwork from $300 in the current law to $1,000 and up to 30 days of jail time.
City Council is ramping up its long-running effort to monitor the lending practices of local banks in predominately lower-income neighborhoods.
A city councilman plans to hold a hearing on the long-running lease negotiations between the city and SEPTA. He says the city isn’t getting its fair share.
With greater numbers of dysfunctional families and high poverty decreasing resources, a caring adult, a mentor, to encourage kids to stay in school and plan their futures is perhaps more important than ever.
Tuesday’s general election in Philadelphia has now given way to another election — one with just seventeen voters.
It’s the day before Election Day and suburban candidates and city Republicans are making the most noise.
Mayor Nutter didn’t sign it, but he didn’t veto it and now a bill that forces a small number of businesses in the city to offer their workers paid sick leave is the law in Philadelphia.
Chris talks to Seth Everett about last night’s Phillies Playoff loss in St. Louis, Fox News Legal Analyst Lis Wiehl about her book, Waking Hours, and CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson about her coverage of the Fast and Furious scandal.
When City Council opens its fall session today, the members may decide to override the mayor’s veto of a bill that scales back the controversial pension perk known as DROP.
One of this area’s most prolific political fund raisers has died.
City Council wraps up its 2010 legislative session today. And the end of the lawmakers work year brings no action from council on the mayor’s call for an end to the controversial DROP program.