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I post my sudden thoughts and second thoughts here from time to time -- usually having something to do with Philadelphia and governmental accountability, but occaisionally on something more (or less) interesting. Check out my Recent Writing for issues of the day and take a look at some more in-depth writing in Brett's Books. Or, view the Bulldog Budget, which represents a wonderfully visual way to conceive and account for how our government works (or doesn't work) for us.

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"Council Blockage Creates Gas Pains"

In a move that is an embarrassment to the legislative process itself, Philadelphia City Council Leadership announced -- after no public deliberation whatsoever -- that Council has rejected the proposed deal to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works.  Yet, for City Council to reject this deal without public testimony or input is gutless and possibly a violation of Pennsylvania's "Sunshine Act."

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