How Your Money is Being Spent: Controller Candidate Releases Cool Graphic on Philly Finances

In the race for the least glamorous of Philly’s high-level municipal posts, things are getting pretty web-savvy. First, embittered ex-city auditor Rafael “Ralph” Kaplan launched a campaign for “Anybody But Butkovtiz” with the website www.therealalanbutkovitz.com. (Click on it to see photoshopped pictured of Alan Butkovitz with a Pinocchio nose.) Now, real Controller candidate Brett “The Bulldog” Mandel has created a neat, searchable, interactive graphic detailing where every penny of Philly’s FY 2012 budget is being spent. Just to start you off: the city spent $280 on “Hoagie and Drinks” for prisons last year. Picture below; play with real infographic here. [BrettMandel.com]