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City controller candidates report dollars raised

In the race for City Controller, Democratic candidate Rebecca Rhynhart raised the most money during the second fundraising cycle of the season but her opponent still has the most cash on hand.

Win $5,000 just for voting on May 16

Larry Platt is at it again-- enticing people to vote by waving a big check in their face. This time it is $5,000 that a lucky voter will get after voting in the May 16 primary election.

Win $5,000 just for voting on May 16

Larry Platt is at it again-- enticing people to vote by waving a big check in their face. This time it is $5,000 that a lucky voter will get after voting in the May 16 primary election.

City Commissioners target of amended lawsuit

Committee of Seventy and Philadelphia 3.0 have re-filed a lawsuit that demands the three city commissioner be replaced before the May 16 primary.

City Commissioners target of amended lawsuit

Committee of Seventy and Philadelphia 3.0 have re-filed a lawsuit that demands the three city commissioner be replaced before the May 16 primary.

Kenney: Pa. should legalize marijuana like Colorado

Perhaps the best way to avoid another large marijuana party raid like the one Saturday is to legalize marijuana altogether at the state level, Mayor Kenney said Monday.

Kenney: Pa. should legalize marijuana like Colorado

Perhaps the best way to avoid another large marijuana party raid like the one Saturday is to legalize marijuana altogether at the state level, Mayor Kenney said Monday.
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PA Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit seeking replacement of City Commissioners

The state Supreme Court denied Wednesday a petition asking the court to order the head of the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court to replace the City Commissioners for the upcoming May 16 primary election.

Former Councilman Frank DiCicco to lead Philly zoning board

DiCicco, a lobbyist who previously spent 16 years as city councilman and created the city's 10-year tax abatement program, is the new chairman of the city's Zoning Board of Adjustments.

Philadelphia to analyze business tax breaks

Mayor Kenney signed a bill that will require the Commerce Department to oversee a study on the city’s various tax exemption, abatement and credits.

Philadelphia hires law firms to sort through Sanctuary City policies

Two major law firms are helping the Kenney administration determine the implications of the push at the state and federal level to cut funding from Sanctuary Cities.

Philadelphia pension fund lost $149 million in 2016

The city’s struggling pension fund suffered a $149 million net asset loss in fiscal year 2016, according the latest actuarial figures presented to the Board of Pensions this week.

State Supreme Court won't hear Philly soda tax appeal

The state Supreme Court denied the city's application to have the court hear the sweetened beverage tax case under appeal in Commonwealth Court.

Kenney selects new state lobbyists

After a six-month hiatus of not having a lobbyist representing the city in Harrisburg, Mayor Kenney selected Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney to do the job. The contract, which became effective Wednesday and goes through June 30, is worth $41,667. Buchanan and its subcontractor, Commonwealth Strategies, gets three one-year renewal options.

Kenney raises $500,000, spends nearly as much


Kenney: ACA repeal would leave 200,000 in Philly uninsured

Mayor Kenney joined a chorus of local officials who say repealing the Affordable Care Act without replacement would have a devastating impact, particularly on Philadelphia residents.

Kenney: Trump doesn't care about the truth

A few hours after President Trump falsely told a gathering of Congressional Republicans that Philadelphia's murder rate has been "terribly increasing," Mayor Kenney called the president a purveyer of "fake facts."

Five takeaways from Kenney’s talk with Center City residents

Mayor Kenney sat for a Q&A with longtime news anchor and journalist Larry Kane at an event for the Center City Residents Association Wednesday night. About 300 people packed the Plays and Players theater to hear Kenney discuss his first year. Here are some highlights.

Kenney not planning to meet with Trump during Philadelphia visit

Mayor Kenney does not plan to meet with President Trump while he is in Philadelphia Thursday for the Republican congressional delegation’s annual retreat, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.