The $100 Million Gamble

Council is pushing the mayor to spend $100 million on gun violence prevention programs. Is that bold policy-making or the appearance of it?

By Larry Platt

Philly’s Next Big Challenge

City leaders became experts at handling decline in the last half of the last century. Now, a former city official wonders, can they rise to the occasion and capitalize on growth?

By Lauren Vidas

How Else To Spend $1.4 Billion

City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart offered an alternative spending plan for the city’s federal recovery funds with real, measurable goals. Philly 3.0’s engagement director lays out what that could mean for Philly

By Jon Geeting

What Can Philly Learn from NYC’s Mayor’s Race?

Our mayoral elections have often tended (lightly anyway) to mirror what happened in New York, Philly 3.0’s engagement editor says. What does this month’s race in NYC mean for Philly?

By Jon Geeting

What is Jim Kenney’s Goal For Tax Reform?

Is it more than “three cups of coffee” for every citizen? Philly 3.0’s engagement editor considers the consequences of being too cautious—or not—with business tax reform in Philly

By Jon Geeting

Who Is Larry Krasner?

A quick and informative look at the district attorney of Philadelphia

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Watch: MSNBC Anchor Ali Velshi on Biden’s first 100 days

The Citizen board member joined us virtually to reflect on the hope of bipartisanship, the broken GOP and government working as it should.

By Jessica Blatt Press

What Threatens Larry Krasner’s Progressive Vision?

District attorney Krasner is facing a climbing homicide rate, pushback from the police and skepticism from the community. A report from The Trace wonders: If he wins, can his platform survive?

By J. Brian Charles