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(Philadelphia revenue commissioner Clarena Tolson.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Revenue Chief Promises Firmer Hand Dealing With Tax Deadbeats

Clarena Tolson, the longtime Philadelphia streets commissioner, is now the revenue commissioner.


(2009 file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Masch Is Out As Philadelphia School District Budget Director

A school district spokesman confirms that Masch is leaving “by mutual agreement” with the district.


(SRC chairman Pedro Ramos, left, and chief recover officer Thomas Knudsen, testifying before Philadelphia City Council on Tuesday.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Schools Say $94M More From Property Taxes Next Year Won’t Be Enough

School District of Philadelphia officials say that without an additional $94 million from the mayor’s “Actual Value Initiative” property tax overhaul, schools may not have enough personnel to open in the fall.


(File photo by Mike DeNardo)

School District Awards $1.4M Contract To Uncover Cost-Cutting Areas

The School District of Philadelphia is spending money in the hopes of saving money.


(Philadelphia School District headquarters, 440 North Broad Street.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Controller: Philadelphia Schools’ Budget Shortfall Even Worse Than Indicated

In a letter to the school district, city controller Alan Butkovitz says his annual audit shows the shortfall is bigger than the $61 million announced last week by the district.