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DAILY GRINDER: 7 Counties To Determine Pennsylvania Vote, Possibly Election

DAILY GRINDER: 7 Counties To Determine Pennsylvania Vote, Possibly Election

Pennsylvania pollster Terry Madonna says there are seven Pennsylvania counties that will determine whether Obama or Romney wins the state—and, based on how things go elsewhere, the election. Those counties do not include Philadelphia, but do include Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware. Pearl Jam is one of the 28 bands that’ll be playing the Made in America...

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City Council Introduces ‘Land Bank’ Bill—Advocates See Hard Work Ahead

Today, City Council introduced its much-awaited ‘Land Bank’ bill, which would create a “quasi-public entity to hold and manage vacant land” in Philadelphia, utilizing community members, CDCs and government. About 30 people showed up to today’s hearing in support of the bill, most of whom were members of the Coalition to Take Back Public Land. Marcus...

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Councilman Bill Green’s Legislative Agenda Includes Hiring More Local Workers, Exploiting Technology

Councilman Bill Green’s Legislative Agenda Includes Hiring More Local Workers, Exploiting Technology

Bill Green City Councilman at-Large Bill Green, seen by many as a frontrunner for the Democratic mayoral nomination in 2015, released his second-term legislative agenda today. Green, who recently advocated doing away with the School Reform Commission, says he’s going to introduce bills in the first 60 days of Council which will put “laser-like focus on the...

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City Council At-Large Candidates Duke It Out at WHYY Studios

City Council At-Large Candidates Duke It Out at WHYY Studios

Candidates for councilmember-at-large debated at the WHYY studios last night, covering Occupy Philly, DROP, property tax reassessment, and personally tailored questions. There are seven at-large seats (at-large means representing the entire city as opposed to a specific district), and any single party can hold a maximum of five. Since Philly’s traditionally...

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Obama Re-Election Campaign Opens State Headquarters Near City Hall

Obama Re-Election Campaign Opens State Headquarters Near City Hall

State Sen. Anthony Williams at Obama's PA campaign headquarters. Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign (yes, already) celebrated its kickoff in Philly last night by opening its state campaign headquarters on 15th and Chestnut streets to supporters, volunteers, and the curious—in other words, anyone who RSVP’d on the ol’ interwebs. “This is the...

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Interfaith Coalition POWER Unveils Platform, Director, Theme Song

Interfaith Coalition POWER Unveils Platform, Director, Theme Song

An interfaith coalition united in praise of one God. About 2,000 people packed the pews at Tindley Temple UMC on Broad Street in Center City last night to celebrate the launch of the interfaith coalition, Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild (POWER). Comprising more than 40 religious congregations across the city, leaders from different creeds...

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DAILY GRINDER: Ladies Not Charmed by Governor Corbett

According to a Quinnipiac Poll, Governor Tom Corbett has reached Bob Casey-like numbers in the state: 39 approve, 37 disapprove, 24 have no opinion. Weird part: almost half of all Pennsylvania women disapprove of the dude. Growing up in a small town, no one ever told him you gotta buy a lady a drink before she let’s you defund her son’s kindergarten....

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Are “75,000 Jobs” The “Death Panels” Of Business Tax Reform?

Are “75,000 Jobs” The “Death Panels” Of Business Tax Reform?

Today, the business privilege tax reform proposed by Council members Bill Green and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez won’t be voted on in committee as expected. Instead, it’s being held, perhaps to negotiate a compromise with the Nutter administration, which has opposed the bill. We’ll know more after a press conference this afternoon with Nutter, Council...

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Curtis Jones On Business Tax Reform: “It’s A Wild-Ass Guess”

Curtis Jones On Business Tax Reform: “It’s A Wild-Ass Guess”

After seven hours of testimony from a lot of smart, important-sounding people, the city is no closer to reaching a consensus about the efficacy of a business tax reform plan currently before Council. Curtis Jones summed up the whole debate pretty succinctly: “A lot of this is the WAG theory,” the councilman said. “It’s a wild-ass guess.” The...

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Gloves Come Off in Business Tax Battle, Green vs. Butkovitz

Gloves Come Off in Business Tax Battle, Green vs. Butkovitz

One day, we might straighten out taxes in Philadelphia, stimulate growth and create a utopia of small businesses, with jobs available for all. But if it happens, it won’t be without a fight, because the major players can’t agree on how to do it. Now, it’s starting to get personal. Today, City Controller Alan Butkovitz weighed in on the Bill...

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