City Controller Finds Cigarette Tax Has Not Delivered As ExpectedAn economic report released by the city controller shows cigarette sales in Philadelphia have fallen by 23 percent.
City Controller Reaches Out To High School Seniors About Financial LiteracyCity Controller Alan Butkovitz says nearly 14% of Philadelphians are unbanked, meaning that they have no access to mainstream financial institutions, and another 22% are underbanked.
City Controller Finds Problems In Philly's Mail Distribution CenterController Alan Butkovitz says his office received tips about the operations of the city mail center located in bowels of Suburban Station.
Philadelphia's City Controller: Abandoned Property Poses Public Safety ThreatPhiladelphia's City Controller Alan Butkovitz is calling for the demolition of more than 100 vacant buildings that he says create a public safety hazard.
City Controller Finds Sloppy Bookkeeping Among Groups That Help Raise Money For Philadelphia Rec CentersCity Controller Alan Butkovitz's findings, in one case, have been sent to the District Attorney.
New Developments In The Race For Philadelphia MayorFormer District Attorney Lynne Abraham and State Senator Anthony Williams are both expected to formally announce today they're running for mayor of Philadelphia.
Controller's Building Collapse Report Raises Questions About Promises Of ReformLicenses and Inspections Commissioner Carlton Williams in a 39-page written response, included in the Controller’s Report, refuted the findings raising “objections to the incomplete, inaccurate and misleading interpretations of Department data that underlie the Report’s recommendations.”
City Controller Faults Secrecy Amid School District's Financial MessPhiladelphia's Controller, Alan Butkovitz, says a culture of secrecy pervades the School District, making it difficult for anyone to get to the root of the district's massive deficits.
Local Races Are The Draw In Tuesday's Pennsylvania ElectionPhiladelphia voters will decide whether to re-elect the city's district attorney and controller.
Blog: Audit Finds $ And Equipment Missing From Philly Schools
City Controller Says Philadelphia's Property Tax Abatement Is Unfair To Other HomeownersCity controller Alan Butkovitz on Tuesday told council that the abatement is basically unfair to other homeowners who now face higher taxes under AVI.
City Controller: School District Could Be Losing Millions On Student TranspassesThe city controller says the School District could be losing millions, on student TransPasses.