New Era In Philadelphia With Inauguration Of New District Attorney, City ControllerThe civil rights lawyer who was elected as Philadelphia's top prosecutor on the promise of criminal justice reform has been sworn in as district attorney.
Voters Select Rebecca Rhynhart As Philly's Next Controller Voters in Philadelphia have selected Democrat Rebecca Rhynhart as the city's next controller.
Democratic Candidate For City Controller Receives Prestigious National EndorsementRebecca Rhynhart is the only state or local candidate in Pennsylvania to be endorsed by Emily's List, a PAC devoted to electing women to public office.
Former Kenney Aide Unseats Incumbent City Controller In Upset VictoryRebecca Rhynhart, a former aide to Mayor Jim Kenney, unseated incumbent City Controller Alan Butkovitz in Tuesday's Democratic primary.
City Council, Administration Spar Over Condition of Philadelphia Police and Fire HousesCouncil president Darrell Clarke singled out the police station in North Philadelphia where an officer had been stationed when he was slain last month.
Councilman Kenney Says More Money Should Go Toward Fire House MaintenanceCouncilman James Kenney is an avid visitor to Penn's Landing, but he had difficulty squaring the Nutter Administration's $8-million in planned improvements on the waterfront, compared to just over $3-million in capital money this year to fix up fire stations.
Nutter Administration Thinks Sale of PGW Would Pay Off For CityThe financial advisor guiding the administration through the proposed sale of the city-owned natural gas utility now predicts a potential sale price of between $1.45 billion and $1.9 billion.
Philadelphia Finance Director Says 1¢ Sales Tax Hike Needs To RemainRob Dubow says the Philadelphia school district's budget woes could get worse if City Council doesn't approve a bill to make permanent the once-temporary hike in the sales tax.
City Plans To Sell Parking Garage Underneath Love Park "It was apparent that over time it made much more sense financially to sell the garage than to continue to own it and get that million or so dollars a year," budget director Rebecca Rhynhart said.
Council Wants To Give A Break To Homeowners Appealing Tax AssessmentsCity Council committee has given initial approval to a bill that staves off next year's property tax bill for those who are still in the process of appealing the new assessment.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Press Nutter Administration To Stop Blocking Fire ContractTheir frustration was evident in a speech made at the hearing by at-large councilman Denny O'Brien (at left in photo).
Nutter Administration Stands Firm On Firehouse BrownoutsThe Nutter administration says the controversial fire department policy of station "brownouts" will continue even if City Council appropriates extra money to eliminate them.