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How Philly’s New Sexual Misconduct Policy Is (and Isn’t) Working

Last July, City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released a scathing report on Philadelphia city government’s sexual misconduct prevention policy, claiming it lacked clarity and led to shortcomings […]

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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 […]

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Philly’s 20 Biggest Winners of 2018

At the end of the year, it is customary for us here at Philly Mag to take stock of the good, the bad, and the […]

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ThinkFest Preview: What’s Next for #MeToo in Philly?

If you haven’t already bought tickets to this year’s ThinkFest, what are you waiting for? Philadelphia magazine’s annual gathering of the city’s greatest minds has […]

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Rhynhart Blasts City Over Lax Sexual Harassment Policies

Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released a nearly 50-page audit scrutinizing the city’s already-contentious sexual harassment reporting policy and procedures on Thursday — and in […]

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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 […]

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Why Isn’t Philly Ready to Elect a Radically Progressive Black Candidate?

For the last two primary election cycles, I’ve felt conflicted over the victories of progressive candidates. In one sense, I’ve become more optimistic about the future of […]

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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 […]

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Rhynhart Examining Impact of 10-Year Property Tax Abatement

As Mayor Jim Kenney proposes raising property and real estate taxes to fund Philly schools, City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart is investigating Philly’s controversial 10-year property tax abatement. […]

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Rhynhart Opens Sexual Harassment Reporting Line for City Employees

Current and former city employees who are experiencing sexual harassment have a new option for reporting potential abuse. Philadelphia controller Rebecca Rhynhart has created a new […]

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City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart Sued by Staffer She Fired

Frank Oliver Jr. worked in the controller’s office for the City of Philadelphia from January 2008 until last December, when he was fired. And now […]

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Philly’s Biggest Winners of 2017

President Donald Trump promised Americans that when he took office, they were “going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning.” Well, let’s […]

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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 […]

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Harris and Rhynhart on Philly’s Next Generation of Politicians

Jim Kenney. Bob Brady. Dwight Evans. Ed Rendell. Marian Tasco. Johnny Doc. Darrell Clarke. Many of Philadelphia’s political bigwigs have been calling the shots for what seems like forever. […]

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The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2017 Philadelphia General Election

The last time there was a general election for district attorney of Philadelphia, only 12 percent of registered voters went to the polls. That means less than one-eighth […]