City Council Committee Pushes Alternative Funding Source For School Budget GapRob Dubow, the mayor's finance director, argued against raising the city's "U&O" business tax and in favor of boosting taxes on liquor and cigarettes.
Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Bill is DOA For 2nd Time in Three Years"I'm very disappointed," said city councilman Bill Greenlee, who tried but failed to get the 12 votes needed to override Mayor Nutter's veto.
Area CEOs, Lawmakers Meet To Discuss Regional Growth GoalsThe meeting of the CEO Council for Growth attracted ten members of Congress and more than 40 corporate and university heads for a frank and private discussion on how the region can propser with the right moves.
Phila. Chamber of Commerce CEO Will Head Penna. Higher Education Study PanelThe 30 members, headed by Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce CEO Rob Wondering, will include university presidents affected by the cutbacks.
City Council Fails To Resurrect Mandatory Sick Leave MeasureEven as Philadelphia City Council on Thursday overrode one veto by Mayor Michael Nutter, another veto by the mayor will stand.
Ex-Phillie Jamie Moyer Shares His Philanthropy StoryMembers of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce got a lesson in giving back to the community from former Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Eye Changes To City's Business TaxesIntroduced today in Philadelphia City Council: a plan that could radically alter the city's business tax by shifting some of the burden from local firms to large, national companies.