Posts Tagged ‘DROP’
DAILY GRINDER: PPA Aide to Collect $522 Thousand DROP Payment

DAILY GRINDER: PPA Aide to Collect $522 Thousand DROP Payment

Fer Gregory / Shutterstock Philadelphia Parking Authority Aide Carl Ciglar will retire from his position next year with a six-figure pension and $522,183 in DROP cash. Hey, remember DROP? Defense has begun in the Philadelphia sexual abuse case, and the first witness, Msgr. Joseph Garvin, said Lynn recommended an abusive priest be transferred, but that the cardinal...

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DAILY GRINDER: City Getting Some DROP Money Back

Philadelphia Register of Wills Ron Donatucci recently accepted a $370,000 DROP payment, then “retired,” then went back to work, because that is what this city’s political system allows politicians to do, and if you were in city government, you’d do it, too. After being written about, he says he’s currently working on giving some of that money back...

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Report: Mayor Nutter, Council, Other City Officials Inaugurated

Report: Mayor Nutter, Council, Other City Officials Inaugurated

Today’s inauguration, which cemented the Nov. 8th elections was anything but city-like. For one, the Academy of Music event started on time – 10 a.m. For another thing, it was all smiles. I live-tweeted the thing earlier, but here’s another rundown in another spot on the Internet with full sentences, for those who missed it. (OK, mostly full sentences.) Toward...

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DAILY GRINDER: FBI Drug Raids in South Philly and at Boeing Plant

Whoa, 37 people were arrested for selling and using drugs at the Boeing Plant in Ridley Township, which is, like, near Philly. The federal agents who raided the building had allegedly spent four years probing the illegal trade of oxycodone and other prescription drugs going in and out of the building. So, going along with the “drug tests for those on public...

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DAILY GRINDER: DROP and Paid-Sick Leave on Table This Week, Again?

DROP is (maybe?) going to be decided at some point this week, but, yeah, maybe not. Council may try to override the mayor’s veto of a bill that scaled back the program but didn’t eliminate it outright (which is what Nutter says he wants.) Councilman Wilson Goode says he would replace DROP with a lump sum payment, in which members can “retire when they want,...

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DAILY GRINDER: Pennsylvanians No Longer Have ‘Bath Salt’ Option When Mulling Night of Brutal Violence

DAILY GRINDER: Pennsylvanians No Longer Have ‘Bath Salt’ Option When Mulling Night of Brutal Violence

Terrible ax-wielding parents of six are going to have to find new ways to entertain themselves, because Governor Tom Corbett has banned bath salts. [CBS] And Corbett is a Twitterz! His first Tweet was on June 16. Follow him! [PoliticsPA] Like Joseph Stalin and Hamas before them, companies drilling the Marcellus Shale are trying to get the serfs on their side...

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Ed Rendell: If Philadelphia Can’t Afford DROP (It Can’t), Then It Has To Go (But It Won’t)

Ed Rendell: If Philadelphia Can’t Afford DROP (It Can’t), Then It Has To Go (But It Won’t)

City Council yesterday debated whether the city’s deferred retirement option plan, known as DROP, should be eliminated or modified. They, of course, chose in the best interest of themselves and passed a bill that would have it modified. Former Gov. Rendell says "we never intended for DROP to be available for elected officials ." Philadelphia’s...

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DAILY GRINDER: Internal Poll Calls Nutter Odds-On Favorite, Not Too Bad On Eyes

It’s internal poll publicity time. Which means politicians will throw numbers at you, which will amount to, uh, absolutely nothing! Check this out: A Nutter Administration internal conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang finds Nutter’s got a 67 percent approval rating in the city (snort) and only 16 percent in the negative! (snicker) If he went up against Republican...

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New DROP Amendment Presented to City Council, Mayor Nutter Still Lacks Support

New DROP Amendment Presented to City Council, Mayor Nutter Still Lacks Support

Mayor Michael Nutter Since Mayor Michael Nutter has called to “drop DROP” almost ten months ago, City Council is finally doing something about it. Councilwoman Marian Tasco introduced legislation today to City Council that prolongs the waiting period an additional two years before city workers are eligible to join the program. The bill also fixes...

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DAILY GRINDER: Your Post-Election DROP Pointers

The Committee of Seventy has gotten us a DROP refresher. Observe: “Council members Jannie Blackwell, Blondell Reynolds Brown, Darrell Clarke, W. Wilson Goode, Jr., Bill Green, Bill Greenlee, Curtis Jones, Jr., Jim Kenney and Maria Quiñones Sánchez can enroll in DROP. Marian Tasco is already in DROP. Since she has no opponent in the general election, she will...

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