Controller Alan Butkovitz

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Philadelphia Voters Give Wins To Williams, Butkovitz

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and Controller Alan Butkovitz have defeated their Republican challengers in a sign of the power of incumbency and a nearly 7-1 Democratic edge in citywide voter registration.


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Choices For Controller Dominate Philadelphia Primary Ballot

Incumbent Democrat Alan Butkovitz is seeking his third term in office. While he has the backing of the Democratic City Committee, he does face two primary challengers.



Nutter Warns Of More Cuts In City Services As Tax Revenues Tumble

Mayor Michael Nutter is sounding a warning cry that the city’s economy is again slowing, thanks mainly to higher unemployment.



Audit Of Philly Sheriff’s Financial Records Continues

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The next step in the case of alleged mishandling of funds in the Philadelphia sheriff’s department gets underway within about a month. City Controller Alan Butkovitz says the initial sheriffs audit is done and […]


John Greene, center, at a news conference Tuesday. (credit: Mike Dunn)

Philly Sheriff’s Retirement Delayed For Bookkeping Audit

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia sheriff John Greene is not riding off into the sunset, at least not yet. Greene delayed his retirement while the city controller ramps up his investigation of the financial bookkeeping mess […]


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City Controller: Sheriff Is Stonewalling Financial Review

Philadelphia controller Alan Butkovitz says the sheriff’s action “raises concerns over the potential risk for fraud and misuse.”