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Philadelphia pension benefits 'in middle of the pack' (9 hours ago)
A Philadelphia Special Pension Commission unanimously approved Tuesday a state-required analysis of the city’s pension plan. The report, which was done by the pension board’s actuary Cheiron, compares the city’s pension benefits to six other cities and states — Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Pennsylvania


Passports stamps for Kenney? (4 days ago)
If he is mayor, former City Councilman Jim Kenney, likely won’t have his passport stamped as much as Mayor Nutter. Kenney’s vision to get international business to Philadelphia includes expanding the port and airport, and not so much traveling overseas.


There will be no Katz-Green City Council ticket (6 days ago)
Forget about a Sam Katz-Bill Green ticket for the Nov. 3 general election for City Council. The two politicians said Wednesday night they have decided against registering as their own political party to seek two of the seven City Council at-large seats set aside in the City Charter for a minority political party.


Moody's: Philadelphia has one of largest pension liabilities (7 days ago)
Philadelphia is paying more in pension payments, as a percentage of its operating budget, than any other major city in the country, a Moody's pension report said. The report, Pension Liabilities Rise for Most of 50 Largest Local Governments, released Friday, shows that in 2013, Philadelphia paid 18 percent ($660.6 million) of its $3.7 billion operating budget to its pension fund.


Germantown publisher running for mayor (7/24/2015)
Germantown publisher Jim Foster plans to run for mayor as an independent, challenging Democratic nominee Jim Kenney and Republican nominee Melissa Murray Bailey in the November election.


Nutter grieves two young men killed in city (7/22/2015)
A press conference about Mayor Nutter’s trip to Frankfurt and Tel Aviv turned solemnly from business briefing to eulogizing, Tuesday, when he grieved the deaths of two young men killed in Philadelphia over the past week.


Pa. Supreme Court: Fire commissioner decides when to fill vacancies (7/21/2015)
The state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Philadelphia Fire Commissioner has discretion in deciding when to promote firefighters and fill positions. The 3-1 ruling came after a lengthy battle between the city and the firefighters union, IAFF Local 22, over a promotional list that the city allowed to expire while the department had vacancies for captains and lieutenants.

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