Economic Populism Is a Dead End for Democrats

Economic Populism Is a Dead End for Democrats

If you talk to leading progressives these days, you'll be sure to hear this message: The Democratic Party should embrace the economic populism of New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Such
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Mayor Nutter Support For Small Businesses In Philadelphia

Three events showcase small businesses in Germantown, Fishtown and East Kensington. Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberger will participate in series of events showcasing small businesses and neighborhood development to highlight the ways in which the City of Philadelphia supports economic (more...)

City Narrows Field Of Potential PGW Buyers

City Narrows Field Of Potential PGW Buyers

Final candidates to receive additional detailed information. The Nutter administration announced today that it has narrowed the field of bidders seeking to buy the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW). This decision was based upon indicative bids it received on November 1.  In August, more than 30 qualified parties responded to (more...)

Mayor Nutter Announces Second Startup PHL Call For Ideas

Mayor Nutter Announces Second Startup PHL Call For Ideas

Second Startup PHL Call for Ideas focuses connections between Higher Education and Philadelphia’s tech community. Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Startup PHL is now accepting applications for the second round of Call for Ideas, a grant program to fund innovative proposals that support Philadelphia’s startup ecosystem. Full application details (more...)

US Airways & American Airlines are Merging

US Airways & American Airlines are Merging

Mayor Michael A. Nutter released a statement regarding the settlement among the Department of Justice, state attorneys general, US Airways Group and American Airlines parent, AMR Corporation. Seven mayors—Philadelphia Mayor Nutter, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Charlotte Mayor Patsy Kinsey and (more...)

The Real Estate Tax Senior Freeze Program

The Real Estate Tax “Senior Freeze” Program

The Philadelphia Department of Revenue is encouraging low income senior citizens to apply now for the Low Income Senior Citizen Real Estate Freeze program. Under the program, the City will “freeze” the applicant’s real estate tax for the calendar year in which the taxes are due. Once (more...)

Yellen Nominated to Succeed Federal Reserve Head Bernanke

Yellen Nominated to Succeed Federal Reserve Head Bernanke

President Obama, standing with Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, announces October 9 that Yellen is his choice to succeed Bernanke as head of the nation's powerful central bank. Obama praised Bernanke, (more...)

Mayor Nutter To Lead Trade Mission To United Kingdom And Israel

Mayor Nutter To Lead Trade Mission To United Kingdom And Israel

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that he will lead a trade mission to the United Kingdom and Israel next month in order to attract investment from international companies in Philadelphia and to assist Philadelphia companies with trade opportunities in these two key marketplaces.  Mayor Nutter will be joined (more...)

New Cost-Benefit Study Shows Increased Value For Sale Of PGW

New Cost-Benefit Study Shows Increased Value For Sale Of PGW

The City of Philadelphia released a cost-benefit study, authored by its financial advisor, that estimates a sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works (“PGW”) could generate net sales proceeds in the range of $422 million to $872 million for the City of Philadelphia. These funds would be used to bolster the (more...)

Treasury Secretary Lew on U.S. Economy

Treasury Secretary Lew on U.S. Economy

Statement of Secretary Lew “We welcome the bipartisan action Congress is taking to resolve this crisis, re-open the government, and lift the cloud of uncertainty hanging over the economy. Over 224 years, the United States has established our credit as the strongest in the world. The United States (more...)

US Government Has Partially Shut Down

US Government Has Partially Shut Down

US government has partially shut down after the two houses of Congress failed to agree to a new budget. “They have shut down the government over an ideological crusade to deny affordable health insurance to millions of Americans.  In other words, they demanded ransom just for (more...)

Philadelphia Welcomes Latest Fast-Growing Company

Philadelphia Welcomes Latest Fast-Growing Company

Brand.com to add 100 new jobs this year Mayor Michael A. Nutter officially welcomed Brand.com, an online reputation management firm, to Philadelphia as the company showed off its new corporate headquarters located in the Curtis Center in Center City.  Brand.com is a fast-growing company and expects to (more...)

How To Repurpose Closed School Properties In Philadelphia

How To Repurpose Closed School Properties In Philadelphia?

School Reform Commission approves new school disposition policy Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite announced today that the City of Philadelphia will partner with the School District of Philadelphia to manage the revised Adaptive Sale and Reuse Policy for schools closed (more...)

City Of Philadelphia Telephone Town Hall Meetings On Property Taxes

City Of Philadelphia: Telephone Town Hall Meetings On Property Taxes

The City of Philadelphia will host two Telephone Town Hall meetings to discuss property taxes.   City officials will answer caller questions about the Actual Value Initiative and property tax relief programs, including the Homestead Exemption. “This year, the City’s new fair, accurate and understandable property tax (more...)

Local Road Repairs and Building Projects Go Undone in Pennsylvania

Local Road Repairs and Building Projects Go Undone in Pennsylvania

Hearing highlights local financial problems and the costs to taxpayers Pennsylvania’s prevailing wage laws costs jobs, taxes and economic development according to municipal officials who testified before the House Labor and Industry Committee Thursday in State College.  Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland), who presided over the meeting, said reform (more...)

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