City Council President Clarke Endorses Mayoral Candidate KenneyIn the Philadelphia mayor's race, former City Councilman Jim Kenney has picked up a prize endorsement from City Council President Darrell Clarke.
City Council President Delays Purchase of New Voting MachinesDarrell Clarke says the money is better spent on aging police and fire stations.
New Bill Would Expand Disclosure Requirements on 'Dark Money' Ads in Philadelphia Races City Council president Darrell Clarke has introduced a measure aimed at tackling the problem of unrestricted expenditures in support of candidates, paid for by independent PACs and not subject to the city's limits on political contributions.
City Council, Administration Spar Over Condition of Philadelphia Police and Fire HousesCouncil president Darrell Clarke singled out the police station in North Philadelphia where an officer had been stationed when he was slain last month.
Wrangling Begins Over Next Philadelphia Budget: How Will Schools Get Funded?The school district wants more than $100 million above the city's current contribution. The Nutter administration proposes raising $105 million with a 9.3-percent hike in property taxes. Councilmembers are already discussing alternate means.
As City Council Launches Budget Hearings, Nutter's Tax Hike Plan For School Funding Appears On Life SupportAs the budget hearings open, issue #1 is the School District's request for an additional $103 million in city funding.
Phila. City Council Postpones Action on Food Truck Propane Tank InspectionsLast July, two people working on a food truck were killed when its propane tank exploded. Now, the question is whether the city even has the right to inspect them.
Questions Arise After Company That Wanted To Buy PGW Gets SoldThe company that wanted to buy PGW last year has itself been bought. Was this deal in the works as the PGW deal was being debated?
Philadelphia City Council OKs Four More Exemptions to Citywide Indoor Smoking BanLawmakers next month will consider a bill that revises the smoking ban to rule out any future waivers.
City Council President Downplaying Political Risk of Hiring Separate Harrisburg LobbyistIn addition to keeping City Council up to speed, Clarke says, the firm will lobby on positions in which Council and the mayor disagree.
Council President Pitches "Super" Idea To Get Universities To Offer More Support To Cash-Strapped SchoolsCouncil President Darrell Clarke is pitching what he thinks is a super idea, getting local universities to offer more support to cash-starved public schools. Clarke, in fact, has named the program "SUPER."
Clarke Says Council Will Continue To Cooperate With Mayor NutterCity Council President Darrell Clarke says council has every intention of working with Mayor Nutter this year.
Councilman Kenney Still Weighing Mayoral Run as Council President Reaffirms He's Out"Bunch of e-mails, bunch of phone calls, wanting to know if I was announcing that I was getting back in the race," he began.
Several Issues On Minds Of Lawmakers As City Council Opens 2015 CalendarThe issues include sick leave and the mayor's final budget, but it may be the coming May primary that dominates the next few months.
City Controller To Revisit Entering Mayoral Race After Council President Decides Not To RunThe playing field is a bit clearer now that Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke, with just four months remaining before the May primary, has decided against running for Mayor. But could there be a late entrant?