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Nutter's last budget proposal (A few seconds ago)
Mayor Nutter’s last budget will have a number of new spending measures, including pumping more money into the Department of License & Inspections and expanding the city’s Summer Jobs program, to be funded by an increase in taxes.


New political group's secret donors hope to shape City Council (A few seconds ago)
Term limits and taxes, pension reform and development projects, school funding and "low-wage workers" -- these are the issues of interest to a new political nonprofit that hopes to shape City Council in this year's election and for years to come. Just don't ask where the money is coming from.


Meet Joe Sestak's Reeboks (A few seconds ago)
Joe Sestak announced his second U.S. Senate bid in vintage white Reeboks.


Phila. leaders applaud Wolf budget proposal, Delco pols not so much (13 hours ago)
City leaders said they were elated with Gov. Wolf's budget proposal, saying it will help restore budget of the cash-strapped school district and reduce the wage tax burden for city workers. "The budget is incredible in ts substance and priorities," said Mayor Michael Nutter, at a news conference in Harrisburg."It's a bold approach for Pennsylvania."


Wolf to restore public health nurses' posts cut under Corbett (15 hours ago)
The Wolf administration is restoring more than two dozen public health nursing positions eliminated under the Corbett administration.


Rizzo first City Council candidate to file nominating petitions (Yesterday)
Frank Rizzo Jr. on Monday became the first candidate in the crowded field vying for a seat on City Council to file his nominating petitions.


S. Philly rapper releases track for City Council candidate Ori Feibush (4 days ago)
A South Philly rapper has released a song in support of City Council candidate Ori Feibush.


Nutter announces 2015 Dilworth Award winners (4 days ago)
Barbara McCabe, Director of Stewardship for the Parks and Recreation Department won the top prize for Distinguished Public Service. The recognition comes with a $5,000 check sponsored by Dilworth-Paxson and Independence Blue Cross.


Wolf: Team finds $100 million in government savings (5 days ago)
Two weeks ago Gov. Wolf promised his team would do its part to trim the $2.3 billion deficit and find government cost savings. On Thursday he said his adminstration had identified $109 million in projected savings across government agencies.


Ousted director says open records office can't exist without independence (5 days ago)
The battle over leadership of the Office of Open Records heads back to court next month with the ousted director seeking reinstatement as Gov. Wolf petitions to install his own director. Erik Arneson, appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett before he left office, was fired by Wolf two days after the inauguration last month, says the issue facing Commonwealth Court is bigger than his job.


Mayoral candidates' questionnaire blunders (5 days ago)
There was some disconnect between the mayoral candidates' questionnaires and their interviews following the PFT endorsement Q&As.


Supreme Court denies Rep. Cherelle Parker's DUI appeal (5 days ago)
Democratic state Rep. Cherelle Parker, who is running to fill the 9th district council seat of her former boss and mentor, Councilwoman Marian Tasco, twice appealed the conviction.


A Milton mystery: Why did he sign Kenney's mayoral petition? (5 days ago)
Call it a mayoral race mystery -- Just how did former state Sen. T. Milton Street Sr. come to sign the nomination petition for former City Councilman Jim Kenney last week?


Firefighters endorse Kenney for mayor (2/21/2015)
The Philadelphia firefighters’ union endorsed former city councilman Jim Kenney for mayor. The endorsement is a change of heart since 2011.


Rep. Parker on Council run: 'Tasco cannot pass the baton' (2/20/2015)
State Rep. Cherelle Parker will announce her City Hall bid Saturday.


Attorney General Kane hires 2 more lawyers in leak fight (2/20/2015)
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has hired two new attorneys to represent her in the leak investigation fight.


PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane's new website (2/20/2015)


Union endorsements start rolling in for mayor's race (2/20/2015)
As the Philadelphia mayor’s race gains some momentum, the endorsements are starting to come in.


Petition Day marks start of election race (2/20/2015)
Tuesday marks the first day candidates for local elected office can start circulating nominating petitions to be on the May 19 primary ballot. Mayoral and at-large City Council candidates must have at least 1,000 valid signatures filed by March 10. District Council candidates must have at least 750.


Eighth Democrat declares for mayor in Philadelphia (2/20/2015)
Juan Rodriguez became the eighth Democrat to declare as a candidate for mayor. The big question now: Will he be able to stay on the ballot?


Will failed PGW sale politically impact city GOP races? (2/20/2015)
Last year's controversy about the potential sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works may serve as a point of contention among Republicans seeking public office in the May 19 primary election.


Lisa Deeley first to file nominating petitions (2/20/2015)
After three full days of gathering signatures from supporters, City Commissioner candidate Lisa Deeley filed 34 nominating petitions with a total of 1,603 signatures Friday morning.


Lynne Abraham shifts stance on pot possession (2/19/2015)
The Inquirer, in Wednesday's edition, polled the six declared and likely Democratic candidates for mayor on their positions about possession of small amounts of marijuana, legalizing the drug and whether they had ever used it. Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham's answers prompted former City Councilman Jim Kenney's campaign to suggest she had "flip-flopped" on the issue.


Temple Law School working to name new chair for Nelson Diaz (2/19/2015)
File this under convenient timing.


If U.S. Senate gets to do it, why can't we? (2/19/2015)
Councilman Ed Neilson wants the authority to approve all of the mayor's cabinet level positions.


Top Corbett officials make soft landings with industry groups (2/18/2015)
With new governors and party changes comes new staff but until now top aides were all but guaranteed an eight-year run with their administration. The historic ouster of Republican Gov. Corbett in November left many staff members wondering where they'd go after January 20.


Derek Green to officially join Council at-large race tonight (2/17/2015)
Green, a Democrat, who worked as special counsel to Councilwoman Marian Tasco for 12 years, will announce his candidacy and circulate petitions at the Center in the Park, on Germantown Avenue in Northwest Philadelphia.


Freezing cold causes burst pipe, leak in City Hall (2/17/2015)
A burst pipe caused leaking in City Council chambers and the law library, Tuesday, causing minor damage.

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