Councilman Rizzo Quits GOP In Dispute With City Council LeadershipCity Council's GOP leader, Brian O'Neill, last week stripped Rizzo of his post as minority whip, a mostly ceremonial position given that Council has only three GOP members.
Philadelphia City Council Overrides Mayor Nutter's Veto of 'DROP' Pension ProgramMeanwhile, Mayor Nutter vows to keep fighting to abolish DROP outright.
Rizzo Struggles Against 'DROP' For At-Large City Council RenominationPhiladelphia at-large city councilman Frank Rizzo Jr., was apparently having trouble in his re-election bid shaking the charge that he ran for another term despite having entered the city's controversial "DROP" pension program.
DROP Challenges In Philadelphia Elections Shifted To Pennsylvania High CourtA panel of Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judges says it is the state Supreme Court that should have jurisdiction over the challenges to the candidacies of City Council members Frank Rizzo and Marian Tasco, and city commissioner Marge Tartaglione.
Appeals Expected After Philadelphia Judge OKs Candidates Who Took PensionsOpponents say they are not dropping the "DROP" issue -- the controversial city pension plan that's created a large measure of debate in and around Philadelphia.
DROP Pension Recipient Marge Tartaglione Is Latest Target Of ChallengeThe woman who oversees Philadelphia elections -- City Commissioner Marge Tartaglione -- finds that her own re-election bid is now being challenged because of her participation in the DROP pension program.
Philadelphia Councilwoman Tasco In Court Fight Over Re-election Effort After DROPFor the second time this week, the re-election plans of a longtime Philadelphia city council member are being challenged because of his or her participation in the city's "DROP" pension program.
Councilman Rizzo Faces Court Challenge To Re-election Effort; 'DROP' Pension At IssueA Philadelphia GOP ward leader has gone to court, trying to get longtime city councilman Frank Rizzo thrown off the primary ballot.
DiCicco Won't Run Again For Philadelphia City Council; Blames DROP DecisionPhiladelphia city councilman Frank DiCicco won't seek a fifth term as the councilman for the 1st District, which encompasses parts of South Philadelphia, center city, Old City, and Northern Liberties.
Verna Says City Council Is Moving Forward On "DROP"City Council members are ever-so-close to finally releasing their own study of the cost of the controversial pension perk known as "DROP" -- and close to finally scheduling a hearing on whether to abolish the program.
Rizzo Says He'll Run For Fifth Term Even Without GOP BackingThe Republican City Committee of Philadelphia meets Tuesday night to endorse candidates for the May GOP primary, and among those not expected to be endorsed is an incumbent city councilman, Frank Rizzo Jr.