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No Joke: Kenney Thinks “Overqualified” Black People Are Cause of City’s Diversity Woes

At a meeting of the African American Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Jim Kenney had his “I can see Russia from my house” […]

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Controller’s Office: Whites Are Overrepresented in Philadelphia’s City Workforce

City controller Rebecca Rhynhart released a report on Wednesday assessing diversity among the city-hired workforce. The main findings? White employees are overrepresented relative to Philadelphia’s overall population […]

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Rhynhart Blasts Philly Animal Control for “Wasteful” Spending, Misuse of Grant Funds

A report released by City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart on Wednesday accuses the city’s Animal Care and Control Team of “wasteful” spending practices, including the misuse of grant […]


Rebecca Rhynhart Explains How Philly Managed to Misplace $33 Million

Philadelphia has the worst accounting methods of the nation’s 10 largest cities, according to an audit released on Tuesday by Philadelphia city controller Rebecca Rhynhart. The […]


Philly’s Soda Tax: When Will Kenney — or Council — Fix This Hot Mess?

It’s hard to shake the feeling sometimes that Philadelphia’s beverage tax is the slowest governmental bait-and-switch in history. Back in 2016, as the possible spoils […]


Democrat Rebecca Rhynhart Easily Wins City Controller Election

It wasn’t even close: Democrat Rebecca Rhynhart defeated Republican Mike Tomlinson in Tuesday’s city controller election 82 percent to 18 percent, with 93 percent of precincts reporting. Rhynhart is the first woman in the […]


“Completely Unelectable” Progressive Larry Krasner Wins DA’s Race

At 9 a.m. this morning, Arlene Wilson was nervous. The South Philadelphia resident wanted Larry Krasner, the Democrat running for district attorney, to win. But even though registered Democrats outnumber […]


Philly’s Worst Outdoor Seating Scofflaws, According to the City Controller

In late August, the office of City Controller Alan Butkovitz launched a code compliance and safety audit of Philadelphia’s sidewalk cafés to determine whether participating […]

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City Controller: School District Owes Past Employees $6.6M

A report from the city controller claims the School District of Philadelphia owes thousands of its former employees more than $6 million in termination pay. The […]


How Rebecca Rhynhart Defeated Philadelphia’s Democratic Machine

In the wake of Philadelphia’s paradigm-shifting primary, the district attorney election has gotten far more attention than any other race. But the results of the city controller face-off were […]


Rebecca Rhynhart Unseats Incumbent City Controller Alan Butkovitz

Democrat Rebecca Rhynhart defeated incumbent city controller Alan Butkovitz in an upset victory on Tuesday, earning 58 percent of the vote with 90 percent of precincts reporting. Rhynhart’s success in […]


Everything You Need to Know to Vote in the 2017 Philadelphia Primary

Good morning and happy Election Day, Philly! Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The city will likely pick its next district attorney […]


The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2017 Philadelphia Primary

Do you loathe that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is doubling down on the War on Drugs? Are you glad he’s finally restoring law and order to the […]


Internal Poll Shows City Controller Race Is Closer Than You Might Think

A poll conducted on behalf of Rebecca Rhynhart shows incumbent City Controller Alan Butkovitz ahead by three points. 

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Rendell Endorses Rebecca Rhynhart for City Controller

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has endorsed Rebecca Rhynhart in the race for Philadelphia City Controller. Rhynhart, 42, stepped down from her role as Mayor Jim […]