Michael Nutter

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Name: Michael Nutter
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Philadelphia Nears Deal To Ease Marijuana Laws

PHILADELPHIA NEARS DEAL TO EASE MARIJUANA LAWSPeople in Philadelphia caught with small amounts of marijuana or smoking it in public may soon face no more than a written citation and a modest fine as the City Council moved Thursday to decriminalize the ... [Published Media Awareness Project - 5 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Christine Flowers: Will Philadelphia's decriminalization mean Delco goes to pot?

There is something about catering to the lowest common denominator in society: You end up forgetting that there are actually people who would live up to your expectations, if you only gave them the benefit of the doubt.Sorry if I made you scratch your ... [Published Delco Times - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Philly High-Rise Implosion

Check back here to watch the demolition live at 7:15 a.m.The Philadelphia Housing Authority is set to implode the Queen Lane Apartments in Germantown Saturday morning.By 6 a.m. residents immediately adjacent to the 16-story high rise building located ... [Published NBC New York - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Reporters Roundtable: has Corbett reached point of no return? And have Nutter and Kenney ...

On this week's Reporter's Roundtable, Dave Davies joins us to discuss Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's uphill battle for reelection.  And Holly Otterbein talks about rival politicians Michael Nutter and Jim Kenneys' cooperation over a bill to decriminalize ... [Published News Works - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 2 reports

Philadelphia: Mayor to Sign Marijuana Depenalization Measure (9/11/14)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 11 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release:City mayor Michael Nutter on Monday announced (http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/09/08/nutter-agrees-to-sign-bill-softening-marijuana-laws-in-philadelphia/) ... [Published Targeted News Service - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Bill To Reduce Penalties On Pot

BILL TO REDUCE PENALTIES ON POTPhiladelphia's City Council is expected to pass a bill decriminalizing marijuana next week after a review of drug arrests showed city police were overwhelmingly targeting black men and women when enforcing marijuana laws, ... [Published Media Awareness Project - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 9 reports

Philadelphia City Council poised to pass bill decriminalizing marijuana

The Philadelphia City Council is expected to pass a bill decriminalizing marijuana next week, after a review of drug arrests showed that city police were overwhelmingly targeting black men and women when enforcing marijuana laws, city officials said ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 4 reports

Philadelphia To Become Largest City To Decriminalize Marijuana, But Its Not Completely Legal Yet

Smoking a little weed or carrying it with you won’t be considered a serious crime in Philadelphia, confirmed its current mayor.Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter confirmed Monday that he will sign a bill into law that will make his city the largest in ... [Published Inquisitr - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 6 reports

Nutter surrenders in Philly marijuana war

Mayor Michael Nutter didn't seem like a fan of City Councilman Jim Kenney's bill to decriminalize marijuana in Philadelphia. Last month, he mocked its supporters for making "black guys should be allowed to smoke as much dope as they want" into "suddenly...the ... [Published Philadelphia City Paper - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Mayor Nutter Agrees to Legalize Marijuana Possession

Published 1 hour ago By "Welcome to the high life,” Mayor Nutter said, flashing a smile and adding a wink.That was a joke, but in all seriousness, Mayor Michael Nutter agreed to sign a bill that decriminalizes the possession of marijuana.According to  ... [Published The Daily Pennsylvanian - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 2 reports

Philly Slouching Toward Decriminalizing Marijuana, Will Continue Fining People Despite "Poverty Pipeline" Talk

Foter.com In 2010, Philadelphia's district attorney, SethWilliams,  announced he would be easing prosecution of small-time marijuana offenders,moving to summonses instead. By 2011 the policy had savedPhiladelphia taxpayers about 2 million dollars . Nevertheless ... [Published REASON Online - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 2 reports

East Market Project Gets Infusion of Funds

Detail from one of the East Market renderings. Full versions below. Courtesy National Real Estate Development.Gov. Tom Corbett has just given the East Market project a $2.5 million shot in the arm, bringing the total state monies invested so far to $10 ... [Published Philadelphia Magazine - Sep 09 2014]

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"this bill will not legalize marijuana. rather, it will decriminalize marijuana - which means that offenses involving small amounts of marijuana will result in a civil penalty, not an arrest or criminal record" Nutter said in a statement
"He is a smart, hardworking, tenacious, focused guy," Nutter said of Kenney, who stood beside him. "we are always going to be respectful of each other and each other's work."
...means that offenses involving small amounts of marijuana will result in a civil penalty, not an arrest or criminal record," said Mayor Nutter. "we want to ensure that the punishment for using or possessing small amount of marijuana is commensurate with the severity of the crime while giving police officers the tools they need to protect the health and well-being of all philadelphians. our agreement on this bill is an example of the legislative process working to bring people together, create discussion around an important issue and ultimately reach consensus."

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Bill To Reduce Penalties On Pot [Published Media Awareness Project - Sep 12 2014]
Philadelphia Nears Deal to Ease Marijuana Laws [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 12 2014]
Council Rock South band performs at Philadelphi... [Published Bucks County Courier Times - Sep 11 2014]
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Philadelphia officials lay out details of marij... [Published McClatchy DC - Sep 11 2014]
Nutter, Kenney lay out details of marijuana com... [Published Philly.com - Sep 10 2014]
Mayor Nutter, Councilman Kenney Announce Agreem... [Published Noodls - Sep 10 2014]
Consultant's report on PGW sale plan nearly com... [Published News Works - Sep 10 2014]
Philly Set to Change Penalty for Having Small A... [Published Heritage Foundation - Sep 10 2014]
As Pot Decriminalization Advances in U.S., Form... [Published Democracy Now! - Sep 10 2014]
Philadelphia expected to decriminalize marijuana [Published RINF.com - Sep 10 2014]
Mayor, City Council reach agreement on pot decr... [Published The Daily Pennsylvanian - Sep 10 2014]
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Follow Philly's lead on pot possession [Published The Intelligencer - Sep 10 2014]
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Philadelphia Is About To Decriminalize Marijuana [Published Crooks and Liars - Sep 09 2014]
Councilman Jim Kenney's the real hero in this story. He simply would not give up until he reached an agreement with Nutter. As you may know, I don't smoke and never really did. But I'm sick and tired of seeing my fellow citizens turned into criminals ...
Philly Slouching Toward Decriminalizing Marijua... [Published Hit & Run - Sep 09 2014]
<p><img alt="Independence Hall" height="188" src="http://cloudfront-media.reason.com/mc/ekrayewski/2014_09/independencehall_foter.jpg?h=188&w=250" title="time for a smokeout?|||Foter.com" width="250" style="float: right;"/&gt;In 2010, District Attorney ...
Philadelphia Is About To Be America's Largest C... [Published Hit & Run - Sep 09 2014]
Pretty soon, you won't be considered a criminal for carrying around a little weed in Philadelphia. Philly Mayor Michael Nutter confirmed Monday that he will sign a bill into law that willmake his city the largest in America to decriminalize mar ...
Philly mayor: We are safer since 9/11 [Published CNN.com - Video - Sep 07 2014]
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says we learned from 9/11 and are "safer, smarter and more aware" now. ...
Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread [Published Crooks and Liars - Sep 07 2014]
Good Sunday morning to you all. Since Henry Kissinger is on "Face the Nation", I figured I would go with this great song from one of my favorite comedy influences, Monty Python. Here's who we have today. ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Ted Cruz , R-Texas; ...
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