Mayor Nutter received recommendations yesterday from his task force on ethics and campaign finance. The Inquirer has a write-up of the report's major points, and over in the DN, Dave Davies hammers away at Nutter to address one key recommendation -- applying contribution limits to campaign cycles rather than individual years (Nutter made no commitments at a press conference yesterday).

For now, though, let's do the math on two key pieces of the Inquirer story:

1) "Some of the suggested changes can be executed by Nutter himself; others need legislative approval by Council."

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2) "[Zack] Stalberg expressed concern that no Council members were at the news conference, including Council President Anna C. Verna, who created the task force with the mayor in September 2008. A spokesman for Verna, Anthony Radwanksi, said later that she was not directly invited and, in fact, was still awaiting a copy of the report."

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We don't want to jump to any conclusions, so let's just say it would be nice to see more involvement of and enthusiasm from Council on this matter.

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