New Bill Introduced To City Council Influences Credit Checks In Job MarketCouncil president Darrell Clarke says the bill is part of an effort to level the playing field for job applicants who may have struggled in the past.
Councilwoman Remains Mum On Theft Of Her City-Issued CarCouncilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown is refusing to answer questions about the theft over the weekend of her city-issued vehicle.
Council Plans More Tough Questions for School District In The FallEven with approval of the new money for schools, Council President Darrell Clarke is continuing to voice his displeasure with the answers provided by District officials during hearings.
City Council Okays School Bailout, But With $25-Million CatchCity Council on Wednesday gave initial approval to a school district bailout that falls short of what school officials wanted.
Despite PGW Defeat, Nutter Rejects "Lame Duck" LabelThe failure of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter's ambitious plan to sell PGW marks a new low in relations between Nutter and members of City Council. But the mayor insists he'll be able to get things done in 2015, his final year in office, and rejects the label "lame duck."
Youth Football Team Cuts Ribbon On New Field In North PhiladelphiaThe Pop Warner Pee Wee champion Blackhawks dedicated their new football field in North Philadelphia Monday afternoon.
New Developments In The Race For Philadelphia MayorFormer District Attorney Lynne Abraham and State Senator Anthony Williams are both expected to formally announce today they're running for mayor of Philadelphia.
Ignoring Mayor’s Deadline, Council Looks Likely To Adjourn Before Voting On PGW SaleCity Council must vote yea or nay on the mayor's plan to sell PGW for nearly $2 billion. Even though Nutter sent the legislation to council weeks ago, no member has introduced it and no hearing has been scheduled. Council is scheduled to adjourn for the summer on June 19th.
Nutter Vows To Sign Bill Aimed At Getting Vacant Properties Into Hands Of New OwnersAfter months of contentious negotiations, City Council approved -- and Mayor Nutter plans to sign -- a bill that creates what's called a Land Bank.
Nutter: Bill To Sell Parking Garage Under Love Park Not Moving Fast EnoughMayor Nutter on Thursday transmitted to City Council a bill to sell the underground garage to a Chicago firm called InterPark for nearly $30 million. But the measure was never formally introduced, and Nutter's spokesman Mark McDonald says that pushed the deal to next year.
Mayor Nutter, Council President Reach Agreement On Funding For School DistrictThe Mayor gathered with Council President Darrell Clarke and several members of City Council late Wednesday afternoon to announce he had reached what he labeled a compromise on the school fund plan.
Nutter Makes Last-Ditch Push For Increased Liquor Tax To Fund SchoolsCity Council members on Wednesday are expected to give initial approval to the operating budget, and they've already approved a new cigarette tax. But they appear unlikely to move on a proposal to hike the liquor-by-the-drink tax from ten to fifteen percent.
Analysis: Gun Background Check Bill Round 2; Early Moves In 2015 Mayor’s RaceSources tell KYW Newsradio that Republican Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania thinks he may have the votes to try and pass the legislation to intensify gun background checks that was recently defeated in the Senate.
Philadelphia's AVI Architect Takes Heat At Budget HearingsPhiladelphia's Chief Assessment Officer, Ritchie McKeithen, was on the hot seat Tuesday during the second day of budget hearings in City Council chambers.
Taxes Top Agenda For City Council 2013 SessionAlso looming is the continued financial woes of the school district, and the debate over the planned closure of 37 school buildings.