Making sense of Philadelphia City Council’s session


    A bill is advanced in Philadelphia City Council on the first day of the session in January. (Bas Slabbers/For NewsWorks)

    Hour 2

    Three voices from WHYY’s Philadelphia reporting staff join Marty in studio to discuss the City Council session that wrapped up yesterday, especially the showdown over Mayor Nutter’s Actual Value Initiative, the controversial tax overhaul that raised the stakes for city, schools and state, not to mention taxpaying homeowners and businesses in the city. Also, they’ll help us take stock of Darrell Clarke’s first session as Council President and the debut of several new Councilmembers. DAVE DAVIES reports and blogs for WHYY’s NewsWorks when he’s not guest-hosting NPR’s Fresh Air. TOM MacDONALD is WHYY’s City Hall reporter. And HOLLY OTTERBEIN reports for WHYY and the Philadelphia Daily News’ It’s Our Money project.

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