Tag Archives: Michael Nutter

Poverty Rate of Philadelphia City Workers Doubles under Mayor Nutter

A new Temple University study has found that city workers in Philadelphia are twice as likely today as they were in 2007 to have incomes that fall below the poverty guideline for a family of four when wages are adjusted … More after the jump

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AFSCME President Compares Philly Mayor Nutter’s “Bullshit” Union-Busting to Walker, Kasich, & Snyder

AFSCME President Lee Saunders did not pull any punches this morning at AFSCME’s 2013 Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. In front of more than 600 AFSCME members, Saunders railed against Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, comparing Nutter to anti-labor Republican Governors … More after the jump

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Nutter Asks City to Plan for Additional Budget Cuts

Haven’t we cut enough to city services? Faced with anemic tax receipts at the outset of the city’s budget year, Mayor Nutter has asked city managers to draft plans for a provisional 2 percent budget cut, in case the city’s … More after the jump

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Nutter Says Teen Curfew Will Remain in Effect

Not sure how I feel about this. I want to live in a free and open city, and I want low crime. It seems like Mayor Nutter is trying to create a “Green Zone” within Philadelphia to help wealthier residents … More after the jump

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Ackerman Embattled: Someone Needs to Step Up

Philadelphia schools chief Arlene Ackerman is on her way out. It’s clear to pretty much everyone that she’s lost the political support she needs to do her job, and by many measures, she’s not very good at it in the … More after the jump

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Responding to Teen Mobs, Nutter Flips His Lid

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter took to the pulpit on Sunday and delivered an address condemning the teens committing “flash mob” attacks in Center City. “You’ve damaged yourself, you’ve damaged another person, you’ve damaged your peers and, quite honestly, you’ve damaged … More after the jump

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NPR Says Nutter is Awesome, But Forgets about Schools

NPR ran a really nice piece about Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, but they’re neglecting key facts about the mayor’s term and performance. On the program Weekend Edition, they said Nutter has done a great job of keeping Philly’s finances balanced … More after the jump

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Philly Schools Hand Over Documents, But Need Ethos of Transparency

Philadelphia School District has handed over all of the documents requested by Mayor Nutter’s office, but something still stinks, and it’s not just all the ridiculous perks Superintendent Arlene Ackerman was pondering for herself. The school district seems to think its … More after the jump

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Who’s to Blame for Philadelphia’s Tax Increases?

That’s the question the Inquirer is asking this morning. I disagree with the premise. The “blame” is on essential government services like schools, roads, sewers, and police that we’ve committed to maintaining for the collective wellbeing of society. But if … More after the jump

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Nutter Vetoes Paid Sick Days Bill

Capitulating to business interests, Mayor Michael Nutter vetoed a bill that would require employers to provide paid sick days to employees. This is an unbelievable blow to workers who have little negotiating power with their employers.

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