News roundup: Philly, with Patrick Kerkstra, Ben Waxman & John Baer
April 30, 2010
This week’s political news roundup turns to the city of Philadelphia, where: a second straight year of steep budget cuts looms as Mayor Nutter and Council lumber toward a budget deadline with reduced revenues and unpopular tax proposals; Nutter and his Council allies are trying to abolish the Clerk of Quarter Sessions office and marginalize the Board of Revision of Taxes; and the city grapples with the wild card of whether a second casino will come to the Delaware River waterfront even as the first, SugarHouse, prepares to open its doors as early as this summer. Helping Marty make sense of all this will be Philadelphia Inquirer City Hall reporter PATRICK KERKSTRA and It’s Our Money blogger BEN WAXMAN of the Philadelphia Daily News and WHYY. Then, we’ll speak to Daily News political columnist JOHN BAER about Harrisburg happenings, including the gubernatorial primary fast approaching on May 18th.