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J. Matthew Wolfe

    Mon, June 29, 2015

    Philly Finally Figures Out How to Sell Properties

    The city recently auctioned 89 vacant properties, expecting to bring in $1 million but took in $1.78 million. Could this be The Answer?

    Maybe, but it also raises a few questions.

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    Wed, June 10, 2015

    No Need for a Prison With a View

    Let's say you owned some prime riverfront property. What would you do with it?

    Perhaps you could attract some port-related businesses. Such enterprises have no ...

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    Fri, January 23, 2015

    Philly Protects Tax Deadbeats

    It seems like a simple concept. A bill requiring that any tax payment more than a year overdue in Philadelphia be automatically turned over to a debt collector. The City of Philadelphia doesn't do ...

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    Wed, January 07, 2015

    Supreme Court Weighs in on Philly Gas Works

    The state Supreme Court recently came down with an unsurprising ruling that the Municipal Tort Claims Act is constitutional. This is the statute that states that most municipalities are only liable ...

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    Fri, November 07, 2014

    Killing PGW Deal Bad for Philly

    City Council has announced that they are killing the proposed sale of PGW without holding a hearing and without taking a vote. The city is not selling PGW? This is the stupidest thing that City ...

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    Mon, May 12, 2014

    The Question of 'Resign to Run'

    There is an important question on the ballot on May 20. City Council wants to change the City Charter to eliminate the requirement that Council members and other city elected officials resign if they ...

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    Thu, April 24, 2014

    Nutter the Nanny

    Some of City Council's worst ideas pass unanimously. I think we've seen that again.

    City Council has passed an ordinance that adds e-cigarettes to its existing ban ...

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    Fri, October 25, 2013

    Philly Council Asks Voters to Vote Blind on Bond Issue

    City Council Asks Voters to Vote Blind on Bond Issue
    Republicans Recommend a "NO" Vote
    By J. Matthew Wolfe

    The Philadelphia Republican City ...

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    Mon, June 24, 2013

    Time to Teach Philly 'How to Fish'

    Once again it's budget time and Philadelphia is asking the State Legislature for a fish. It's about time that the legislature teaches them how to fish.

    This year ...

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    Mon, August 16, 2010

    Brownouts at Philly Fire Houses Unsafe

    BROWNOUTS, THE closing of some firehouses on a rotating basis, are stupid. Fires don't decide when to start in any geographical pattern that can be predicted with the certainty to allow specific ...

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    Thu, June 18, 2009

    Philadelphia Sales Tax Hike: Just Say No

    Editor's Note: J. Matthew Wolfe is a member of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, representing the 8th Senatorial District in Philadelphia and writes for The Loyal Opposition, a ...

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