Friday... it's Friday? who wants to blog on Friday!
Tax heads-up: if you just got a PA Dept of Revenue mailing (and I did), it was wrong -- they used the numbers from the previous year. Hopefully they'll mail corrected versions, but double-check against your records.
Apparently we may find a school tax reform measure on the May ballot, which would switch part of school funding from property to some type of income tax. But wait, isn't the casino revenue solving all of our problems? (clap louder!)
Brady announcementofficial, with promises of piles of new police officers and putting the BPT on the cutting block (and mockery with those with broader ambitions). Also, um, a promise that we'd have elephants in the zoo again, but I don't think that's under the mayor's control. Dan at YPP thinks Brady's announced goals had some holes, not least the fact that you can't slash the budget and increase spending at the same time.
More open to complexity than Brady, the Next Great City Coalition released their 10-pointaction plan for a cleaner, better-functioning Philadelphia. Nutter, Fattah, and Evans have already signed on to these rational suggestions.
Apparently Young Philly Politics will be collaborating with the CityPaper on some election coverage features. The first topic is how health-care in the city can be improved, and ideas that come out of YPP discussions will be woven into a piece for the CP next week -- a good time to add your two cents!