Nutter signs ‘improved’ $4 billion budget

May 23, 2008

The Daily News reports, “Mayor Nutter ceremonially signed his first budget into law before City Council yesterday.”

Source: Nutter signs ‘improved’ $4 billion budget

Nutter’s budget approved, but big decisions loom

May 23, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Mayor Nutter’s first budget sailed through City Council yesterday, though some of his most difficult financial decisions lie ahead.”

Source: Nutter’s budget approved, but big decisions loom

Census considers rewards for data

May 20, 2008

USA Today reports, “Doing your civic duty would literally pay off if the Commerce Department and Congress decide to dangle prizes to get people to answer Census questionnaires in 2010.”

Source: Census considers rewards for data

Ex-Daily News columnist to run Phila.’s green efforts

May 15, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Mayor Nutter yesterday appointed former Philadelphia Daily News columnist and urban affairs expert Mark Alan Hughes as the city’s first sustainability director, fulfilling a key campaign pledge.”

Source: Ex-Daily News columnist to run Phila.’s green efforts

Casino re-site battle heats up

May 13, 2008

PlanPhilly.com reports, “SugarHouse and Foxwoods casino interests say they are going forward with plans to build at their riverfront sites. They will not discuss alternative locations, nor terms that could persuade them to move.”

Source: Casino re-site battle heats up

House Passes Expanded Mortgage Bill

May 13, 2008

KnowledgePlex.org reports, “The House passed a bill last week aimed at slowing the pace of foreclosures and stimulating the real estate market. But the measure is broader than the Senate’s version, and the White House has threatened to veto it, so the legislation’s prospects are murky.”

Source: House Passes Expanded Mortgage Bill

Casey: Next HUD chief can heal rift with PHA

May 9, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Sen. Bob Casey yesterday voiced optimism that the nominee to take over the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will bring a “fresh approach” to the agency’s dispute with the Philadelphia Housing Authority.”

Source: Casey: Next HUD chief can heal rift with PHA

Positive Thinking

May 7, 2008

The Philadelphia Weekly reports, “Reports about Philly’s lagging economy are misleadingly negative.”

Source: Positive Thinking

Bush Advisers Oppose Housing Measure, and Vow a Veto

May 7, 2008

The New York Times reports, “On the eve of a House floor debate on a plan to help homeowners in danger of foreclosure, the Bush administration said on Tuesday that it opposed the measure and that White House advisers would urge the president to veto it.”

Source: Bush Advisers Oppose Housing Measure, and Vow a Veto

Rerouting SEPTA’s governance

May 5, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “The politically powerful but largely invisible directors of SEPTA are about to get an unaccustomed moment in the spotlight.”

Source: Rerouting SEPTA’s governance

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