City Government


Is Philly Really Less Corrupt Than It Used to Be?

Need a belly laugh? This fall, the Washington, D.C.-based mag Governing praised Philadelphia for virtually stamping out political corruption. I wish I were exaggerating. The […]

City bond question

Where the $184 Million in City Bonds We Approved Will Be Spent

Bond questions have been on the ballot for the last six elections. And, yesterday, Philadelphia voters passed a ballot question, 65-35, authorizing a bond measure […]


Here’s Who’s Parking on City Hall’s Doorstep

Update: Read the Nutter administration’s response to questions on City Hall parking here. The new $55 million Dilworth Park has its critics, but I’ve become a […]


Ethics Board Aims to Clamp Down on Campaign Spending Loopholes

Looking ahead to the 2015 mayoral campaign, the Board of Ethics met yesterday to hash out a series of proposed changes to the city’s campaign-finance […]


Michael Nutter’s Incorruptible Administration

This is the Golden Age of ethics for the City of Philadelphia. But I’ll grant that it might not seem that way. Philadelphia’s Traffic Court […]


Controversial Philly Nursing Home Remains Open Despite Complaints

The Daily News’ Will Bunch writes today of the untenable situation at the Philadelphia Nursing Home. The city-owned care facility is not solely for senior […]