Corbett To Tap Green To Head SRCThe Philadelphia School Reform Commission should soon be back to full strength. KYW Newsradio has learned Governor Corbett is expected to fill two open seats on the panel as early as Friday.
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.
Future Of Paid Sick Leave Bill Now In Mayor’s HandsCouncil voted 11-6 for the measure, but a two-thirds majority, or 12 votes, will be needed to override another expected veto from the Mayor.
Proceeding With Property Tax Makeover, Philadelphia Mails Out Revised AssessmentsThe Nutter Administration is mailing out more than 500,000 assessments to property owners -- the first wholesale remaking of property values in Philadelphia in many years.
City Council Overrides Nutter's Veto Of Zoning Code ChangesCouncilwoman Jannie Blackwell felt the new zoning code would make it too difficult for community groups to have a say in new developments, so she pushed through major revisions last year.
Philadelphia City Council Feels Squeeze of Budget Deadline Amid Open QuestionsThe mayor's budget hinges on state approval of a homestead exemption, and separately, gaining the ability to adjust the split of property taxes between the city and the school district.
Councilman Posts Spreadsheet Showing Impact Of Mayor’s Tax Plan On Residents A city councilman who is battling the mayor over how to overhaul the property tax system is offering residents a spreadsheet to show how they may be affected by the potential changes.
Debate Over Property Tax Overhaul And School District Funding Rages OnThe rhetoric is rising in City Council in the debate over whether to overhaul Philadelphia's property tax structure in a way that gives the School District an extra $94 million.
School District Pleads With City Council For Extra FundingSchool District leaders met with City Council members yesterday, to try to persuade them to support Mayor Nutter's Actual Value tax plan and the extra $94-million it would provide for the district.
Amid Plan To Revamp Philadelphia Property Assessments, Questions Of Higher TaxesMayor Nutter's budget experts were in the hot seat as Philadelphia City Council opened hearings on Nutter's plan to revamp the way property assessments are calculated in the city.
Nutter's Next Budget Includes $20 Million For Love Park MakeoverMayor Nutter wants City Hall to make JFK Plaza more user friendly.
Philadelphia's Zoning Code Overhaul Moves Forward In CouncilBut the rewrite is by no means a done deal.
Hoagies Lead To Light-Hearted Battle On City Council FloorThe age-old question of whether a hoagie is better than a cheese steak has apparently been settled in the hoagie's favor on the floor of City Council.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Toward Alteration Of City's Business TaxesWith Philadelphia's jobless rate in double digits, a City Council committee has okayed significant changes to the city's business tax structure -- and Mayor Nutter is on board as well.
Philadelphia To Tweak Ethics Rules To Include Same-Sex PartnersPhiladelphia City Council, at the urging of the mayor, is moving to close a small bureaucratic loophole involving same-sex partners of city government workers.