Cruz Seeks State Audit of School District

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A Philly Democrat is once again seeking a state audit of the Philadelphia school district’s finances, saying the district needs to show a “greater level of accountability” for its spending.

Rep. Angel Cruz, who represents a portion of North Philly, sent a memo to colleagues last week, asking for their support of his effort. Read more »

Nutter: DNC Attendees Will Eat Out

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Salmon, left. Mayor Nutter, right.

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know this morning:

Preparations for the Democratic National Convention in 2016 begin now. And officials say attendees will probably eat at local restaurants.

Democratic Party officials announced the opening of their Philadelphia office on Thursday, and promised the Summer 2016 event will pump $350 million into the economy. Some of that money will even go to restaurants, which will presumably be able to sell every slice of pecan-crusted salmon they can produce. (Last time we make that joke. Promise.)

“There’s no question, I would anticipate during that week virtually every, any kind of serious restaurant or other business to pretty much be sold out,” Mayor Michael Nutter said. The convention is expected to attract 50,000 people. (CBS3)

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