Governing Makes a Comeback

Council’s passage last week of modest business tax cuts was more than a rebuke of progressives. It also might suggest that reasonableness is trending again

By Larry Platt

Are City Council Term Limits On The Way?

Councilmembers Allan Domb, Helen Gym and four others agree that legislators should make way for new blood. Are there six more willing to make it happen?

By Jon Geeting

The Fix: Council, Reform Thyself

Councilmember Allan Domb has again proposed term limits for him and his colleagues. But to get career pols to go along with the idea is going to require…you.

By Larry Platt

How To Reverse The Murder Epidemic

Unlike many other leaders, Delco DA Jack Stollsteimer and City Council members Isaiah Thomas and Allan Domb speak with a no-nonsense sense of urgency. That’s a start.

By Larry Platt

Will The School District Squander Its $1.1 Billion Stimulus Windfall?

A history of management snafus under Superintendent Bill Hite can only make you wonder if we’re able to seize this potentially transformative moment

By Larry Platt

Philadelphia Mayor’s Race: Pros and Cons of Eight Likely Candidates

What do Allan Domb and Cindy Bass’ call this week for mass vaccinations, Rebecca Rhynhart’s recent critical report on the Kenney administration, and Jeff Brown’s plans to run for mayor all signal? That we’re closer to 2023 than you might think.

By Larry Platt

Making Work Pay

City Council unanimously passed Allan Domb’s wage tax rebate for low-income workers. This, Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, is exactly the right moment for Mayor Kenney to sign it into law

By Jon Geeting

Reformer vs. Progressive

Recent revelations illustrate Philly’s real political divide. Here’s why it matters.

By Larry Platt