Posts Tagged ‘fiscal cliff’

Nutter Participates in Fiscal Cliff Call with Other PA Mayors

Picking up where he left off on the Obama campaign trail, Mayor Michael Nutter joined Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, York Mayor Kim Bracey and Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer to show Keystone state solidarity on the so-called fiscal cliff, urging a bipartisan plan that eases cuts before the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2013. The act would...

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Obama Supporters Still in Campaign Mode at K’NEX Toy Factory

President Obama made landfall in Montgomery County on Friday, bringing his plan to avoid falling off the so-called “fiscal cliff” by extending tax cuts to the middle class. He spoke at the operating facility of K’NEX, a company which manufactures parts for companies like Tinkertoy, K’NEX Building Sets and Angry Birds Building Sets. While there, he told...

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DAILY GRINDER: Philly Smokers on the Decline

DAILY GRINDER: Philly Smokers on the Decline

The city’s rate of people who smoke has dropped 15 percent since 2008. About 40,000 adults have stopped. It’s said to be on the decline because of things like the indoor smoking law (a brainchild of the then-Councilman Nutter); a smoking ban at rec centers and playgrounds; and the “Get Healthy Philly” initiative, which promotes exercise and avoidance...

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