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    • APRIL 22, 2015
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    Listen to our latest radio ad about public education

    Click play below to listen to our latest radio ad about how Philadelphia City Council is working to improve our public schools in order to make sure all of our children receive a high-quality education.

    If you agree that we must continue to work hard to improve all of our public schools, please make sure to get out and vote in the Democratic Primary on May 19th!

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    • APRIL 21, 2015
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    Philly Council members inspect Camden’s gunfire-detection system

    Jason Nark
    Philadelphia Daily News

    A MAN STOOD on Mount Ephraim Avenue in Camden clutching an umbrella, unaware that several Philadelphia City Council members were watching him from another part of the city in a dark room full of computer monitors.

    Council President Darrell Clarke had led the journey over the Ben Franklin Bridge to Camden yesterday morning to check the Camden County Police Department’s nerve center, its Real-Time Tactical Operations and Information Center, where a network of cameras and hidden microphones is monitored like something out of a spy thriller.

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    • APRIL 1, 2015
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    Listen to Our New Radio Ad

    Click the Play Button below to listen to our new radio ad about the upcoming Democratic Primary Election and remember to get out and vote on May 19th!

     
     

     

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    • APRIL 1, 2015
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    At Council budget hearings, talk is all about (not) raising taxes

    Tricia L. Nadolny
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    As two months of budget hearings kicked off Tuesday, City Council wasted no time pushing back on Mayor Nutter’s central proposal to rake in $103 million for the city’s schools by raising property taxes.

    Council’s directive: Bring us another option.

    “Five, six years ago, we sat here and we had the economic doomsday,” Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez said, recalling the depths of the recession. “We had our workforce give up a little bit. We had our residents give up a little bit. We had our business give up a little bit. . . . What does $103 million in shifting of priorities in this city budget, using the same methodologies used before, look like?”

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