Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Nutter’
Philly GOP says Nutter ‘doesn’t care’ about Northeast Philly

Philly GOP says Nutter ‘doesn’t care’ about Northeast Philly

In what may signal the end of one particular political and micro-societal fight in a section of the city, City Council voted to override Mayor Nutter’s veto of a bill requiring new medical offices to get zoning variance before opening in two Northeast Philadelphia districts. The bill was brought up as a reactionary measure against Healing Way, a methadone clinic...

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Philly pols offer differing statements on Eagles’ Riley Cooper

Philly pols offer differing statements on Eagles’ Riley Cooper

In case you’ve been out sick the last week, we regret to inform you that Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper was caught on tape at a Kenny Chesney concert attempting to get backstage. And when he couldn’t, he got pretty racist about it. “I will jump that fence and fight every nigger here,” Cooper is seen and heard saying on the tape, which...

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Things got tense between Nutter and Chris Hayes

Things got tense between Nutter and Chris Hayes

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy In case you missed it, Mayor Nutter was a guest on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes. How did it go? It depends on who you ask. The subject, of course, was school closings. The clip opens with Randi Weingarten, president of American Federation of Teachers, speaking to the fact that...

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Nutter to sign LGBT rights bill

Nutter to sign LGBT rights bill

At 3pm today, Mayor Nutter will sign a bill that will make Philadelphia the most LGBT-friendly city in the country, according to a press release. The legislation, sponsored by Councilman Jim Kenney, will provide the first “Life Partner and Transgender Health Tax Credits” in the country, offering tax incentives for private companies to provide benefits to...

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Poll Finds 77 Percent of Philly Supports Paid Sick Days

Poll Finds 77 Percent of Philly Supports Paid Sick Days

Supporter Janet Filante of Childspace Daycare City Council has until Thursday to find the 12th vote which would override Mayor Michael Nutter’s veto of the latest paid sick days bill, which passed through City Council by a vote of 11-6. In light of that, supporters held a rally in front of City Hall yesterday afternoon urging at least one of the six City Council...

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Nutter Vetoes Paid Sick Leave—Again

Mayor Michael Nutter vetoed the paid sick leave bill this morning, claiming it would hurt “the very workers this bill is intended to help” via job cuts from local businesses who can’t pay for it. The decision is not a surprise, but a disappointment for the Philadelphia Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces, a collective of community organizing groups...

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Nutter’s Paid Sick Leave Decision is Nigh

Mayor Nutter has until tomorrow to make a decision on earned paid sick leave for workers in Philadelphia. On March 14, City Council passed an earned sick leave bill by an 11-6 vote. The bill, introduced by Councilman Bill Greenlee, would allow workers without paid sick time to earn one hour for every 40 hours worked. It has a history of controversy amongst some...

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Paid Sick Leave Passes–But Will It Stick?

Hundreds of protesters showed up for Mayor Nutter’s budget speech this morning. Many of them, from unions like AFSCME DC 47, DC 33, were there to protest specifically against Nutter, being that three city unions are still working without contracts, and many blame the mayor for this. They chanted “Bozo sucks!” before the address began, holding signs of Nutter...

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Union Protesters Drown Out Mayor Nutter’s Budget Speech

As expected, Mayor Michael Nutter gave a speech to a packed hall of union protesters, angry at the administration for having worked several years without a new negotiated contract. Things had been a little nutty throughout the morning, as the City Council debated earned sick leave and a couple other issues. Protesters had shown up early with signs portraying...

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Paid Sick Days Passes Committee After Sparks Fly in City Hall

Paid Sick Days Passes Committee After Sparks Fly in City Hall

The fight for paid sick days has been long, and yesterday’s hearing before the Public Health and Human Services Committee began bright and early, with several advocates meeting media before the session began to tell their stories. “We have found that treating workers fairly is good for business,” said Janet Filante, owner of Childspace Daycare. “This...

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