Building a Better Budget
Mayor Kenney has been an inveterate spender. So why doesn’t his newest budget proposal invest more in working class growth, like mayors are doing in cities from Newark to Dayton?
How Philly Sees Philly: No More Councilmanic Prerogative
The latest polling data from A Greater Philadelphia proves what good government advocates have long said is true: Voters want an end to Council-controlled land deals
How Philly Sees Philly: The Soda Tax is Still Controversial
The latest data from A Greater Philadelphia unpacks how local Dems view Mayor Kenney’s self-proclaimed biggest accomplishment
Zelensky for Mayor?
The world is getting an inspiring crash course in leadership during crisis from a former comic in Ukraine. Is anyone who aspires to lead Philadelphia paying attention?
Philly’s War on Restaurants
The Kenney administration’s stealth regulations on streateries shows yet more disdain for restaurateurs and their employees. Why vilify frontline workers?
Potholes, Litter and Customer Service
Amid a tsunami of crises, there’s still a way for Jim Kenney to turn things around and bring the city back: Become a quality-of-life mayor
Is It Time For a Citywide Vaccine Mandate?
Boston and New York City both instituted more sweeping vaccine mandates to keep their residents healthy. In Philly, we let Mummers strut. What more could Mayor Kenney do to ensure everyone gets their shots?
Honey, Council Shrunk The Mayor
Mayor Kenney ended 2021 complaining that he’s responsible for things that are out of his control. Council President Darrell Clarke sees a power vacuum. Is that a good thing?