Tom Knudsen

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets. File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Taxes Under The Microscope Amid School District Cash Crisis

Amid the latest Philadelphia School District cash crisis, City Council plans to put the Nutter Administration’s tax collection efforts under the microscope.


File Photo (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter: No Let-Up In Effort To Nab Tax Deadbeats Despite Changes

The man hired by Mayor Nutter to ramp up the battle against tax deadbeats has now departed City Hall, but the mayor says his resolve to nab those who don’t pay will not ease up in the new year.


(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.


Inspector General Amy Kurland (Credit: Mike Dunn)

City Departments Doing Little About Bad Checks Written To Philadelphia

A report has been issued on what’s thought to be a growing problem related to tax deadbeats: people who do pay their taxes, but the checks bounce.


(Tom Knudsen, at lectern, at a City Hall ceremony announcing his appointment.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Former PGW Head Tom Knudsen Named Philadelphia’s Tax-Collector-in-Chief

The man who helped both the Philadelphia Gas Works and the Philadelphia School Disrict address their financial woes has been chosen by Mayor Nutter to take charge of going after the city’s many tax deadbeats.


(Philadelphia School District "chief recovery officer" Thomas Knudsen, in file photo.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Needs To Borrow $300M To Get Through Next 2 Years

The school district’s five-year financial plan includes a huge loan, says chief recovery officer Tom Knudsen.


(File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Larger-Than-Expected Budget Deficit For Philadelphia School District

After reviewing the just-adopted city and state budgets, Philadelphia school officials say the district’s budget deficit is even larger than first predicted.


(SRC chair Pedro Ramos. Credit: City of Phila. TV)

School District Pleads With City Council For Extra Funding

School District leaders met with City Council members yesterday, to try to persuade them to support Mayor Nutter’s Actual Value tax plan and the extra $94-million it would provide for the district.


file photo (by Mike DeNardo)

SRC Official Says Schools May Not Open This Fall

Chief Recovery Officer Tom Knudsen says if City Council doesn’t approve $94-million from the mayor’s Actual Value tax initiative, it’s not clear that schools will be able to open in September.


(File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Could Close 40 Schools Next Year

As it looks to slash spending and improve achievement, the Philadelphia School District on Tuesday announced a plan to restructure itself.


Former Acting Superintendent Lee Nunery (left) and Former Chief Business Officer Michael Masch will now act as special advisers to Chief Recovery Officer Thomas Knudsen.

Philadelphia School Offcials Change Leadership With Tough Budget Cuts Ahead

Former Acting Superintendent Lee Nunery (left) and Former Chief Business Officer Michael Masch will now act as special advisers to Chief Recovery Officer Thomas Knudsen.