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Regional Direction
February 13th 2008

A budget for the people

CITY HALL. For regular taxpaying citizens, trying to wrap the mind around hundreds of pages of the city budget is a tough task. Read More
January 24th 2008

A warning on Philadelphia's pension and health costs

Philadelphia's ballooning pension and health-care costs threaten the city's ability to provide services and continue to reduce taxes, according to a report released yesterday by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. Read More
January 24th 2008

25%+ of city budget to go to benefits: report

The costs of benefits for city workers will soon devour more than 25 percent of the city budget if the Nutter administration doesn't find ways to rein them in, according to a new study. Read More
January 23rd 2008

Report warns of Phila.'s rising pension, health-care costs

Philadelphia's soaring pension and health-care costs are outpacing revenue, which could threaten the city's ability to tackle its other problems, according to a report released by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia on Wednesday. Read More
January 18th 2008

Shirley Franklin on being mayor

Witty and smart, Franklin gave detailed facts and figures with ease, as she talked about the processes of governing and the fiscal, infrastructural and social changes made in Atlanta since her term began in 2002. Read More
January 16th 2008

Atlanta mayor gives Nutter tips for success

CENTER CITY. Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin has a few ideas for Mayor Michael Nutter. And since she’s been named one of America’s five best mayors by Time magazine, Nutter will probably listen. Read More
December 7th 2007

In '08, Phila. civic leaders will check out Atlanta for ideas

The desire to improve Philadelphia led more than 70 government, business and nonprofit leaders to Chicago in 2005 to exchange ideas with the city's leaders. Next September, another group will converge on Atlanta for the same purpose. Read More
October 24th 2007

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS PRESS SOUTHEAST PA CANDIDATES ON REGIONAL COLLABORATION VIA SURVEY Twenty asked to discuss vision of and challenges to area’s success

Six of Greater Philadelphia’s leading regional civic organizations today released the results of the Political Candidates as Regional Leaders Questionnaire. Read More
March 5th 2007

POLL: PHILADELPHIANS’ PRIORITIES NOT ADDRESSED BY CITY PERFORMANCE

A poll from the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia shows that Philadelphians lack faith in city government. Read More
March 5th 2005

Nutter: Tax hike gets risky

PHILADELPHIA. Mayor Michael Nutter warned proponents of raising the city's wage tax to stop service cuts that such a move could provoke a war with lawmakers in Harrisburg. Read More
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