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Loose Lips sink financial ships
I had a moment of deja vu when Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord and Auditor General Jack Wagner blew the whistle on a planned $1 b
12 years ago
What government ought to look like
I’ve seen City Council members engage in petty sniping, flagrant self-dealing, even fistfights. But for the past two days I’v
The man who came up short
Remember Dan Onorato? Not enough people ever got to know the Democratic nominee for governor of Pennsylvania to give him a chance in Nove
Tax shift in the wind?
Mayor Nutter’s team never got to testify in a City Council hearing Tuesday on far-reaching proposals to overhaul the city’s b
Open mike night at City Council
Actually, you’re welcome to say your piece to City Council every Thursday now, as long as you can finish in three minutes.
Tax battle in City Council
If it were a football game, I’d say Bill Green took an early 7-3 lead over Mayor Nutter in today’s City Council hearing over plans to
Nutter vs. Green, sort of
City Council chambers will host a 15-round bout today over an ambitious plan to change the way the city of Philadelphia taxes businesses.
Secrets and lies
Should no public official ever have a private communication?
That’s the question raised by the release of a quarter million dipl
The boss is back
Those who pay attention to newspaper bylines noticed that the lead story in Sunday’s Inquirer was co-written by Bill Marimow, who
Nutter throws some lefts
Mayor Nutter held his own on the Meet The Press panel this week, occupying the partisan Democratic slot opposite Republican operative Ed
Casey in the crosshairs now
Buoyed by their success in the 2010 midterms, Pennsylvania Republicans are now lining up to take on Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Cas
Nutter on Meet The Press
Mayor Nutter will appear on Meet The Press Sunday, we learn from our friend Catherine Lucey at the Daily News blog
The real story behind a tax case
A Narberth man named Chester Fulton was sentenced to jail for tax evasion Tuesday, but to me, this case wasn’t taxes. It was about hone
Catch them if we can
District Attorney Seth Williams responded promptly this weekend to
Good Old Dog
My dog Buddy once had friends in high places. He was a stray who was given to our family by an aide to then-Mayor Ed Rendell in 1994, whe
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