New Year, No New Taxes

The City plans to hold off on changing what property owners pay in taxes for another year. Philly 3.0’s engagement director on why that may not be good for anyone

By Jon Geeting

Ideas We Should Steal: Open Checkbook

Cities like New York and Pittsburgh allow the public to view every local government expenditure online. City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart wants to make that happen here, too

By Andy Metzger

Can We Talk This Over?

City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released an alternative to Mayor Kenney’s revised tax-and-cut budget. Will City Council listen?

By Larry Platt

WATCH: Chat With City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart

In The Citizen and Fitler Club Virtual Town Hall, the city’s financial watchdog shared one key to our future success: total transparency

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Covid-19 Budget Tsunami

This week, Mayor Kenney, promising pain, will announce a revamped budget. Are you confident it will include a vision for smart recovery?

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

Welcome to Spendadelphia!

On the eve of budget season, a new report by Controller Rebecca Rhynhart looks at Mayor Jim Kenney's historic spending spree. Do you trust him with your money?

By Larry Platt

The Economic Case for Fixing Our Murder Problem

City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart’s new report on the economic impact of homicide proposes a proven path to reduce murders that will also increase tax revenue. Here, she talks about what comes next

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy