The mayor shows a lot of emotion when the subject of "libraries".
He proposed giving them more money, so some can stay open six- day week.
Mayor Michael Nutter said, "I have a very deep and personal appreciation for library services."
In 2008, there were protests when the mayor trimmed funding for the libraries.
At the time he says the decision was necessary to deal with the recession.
His new budget will restore the funding, which means 39 libraries could go back to being open 6-day a week.
Some other points of the mayor's budget were an increased investment in city parks, recreation centers, and L&I inspectors. His plan to raise money through the sale of the city owned Philadelphia gas works was roundly criticized by protesters.
More importantly, that pending PGW sale lacks city council support.
When the union members protested last year, they disrupted the annual budget address by shouting at mayor.
This year there were some city union members were protesting outside, but they didn't go in to the meeting.
Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help to identify a teenager in connection with a vandalism and explosion in Philadelphia's Francisville section.
We're learning details of an attack against a Temple University student late Wednesday afternoon, just after freshmen moved into the dorms.
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Expect unsettled weather for the next two days. Humid today and tomorrow, with seasonable temperatures. The best chance for rain will be this afternoon & tonight, where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday morning. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend.