Juliana Reyes of Technical.ly Philly shares her reporting on an exodus of tech talent from the new Kenney administration, and Dawn McDougall of Code for Philly offers a more upbeat report on the state of civic tech in 20 by Seventy's fourth episode. Also, Committee of 70 CEO David Thornburgh reminds us what it takes to push innovation inside government. Read More...

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Committee of Seventy CEO David Thorburgh testified to the Pennsylvania House Finance Committee on June 2 in support of a constitutional amendment that would allow Philadelphia to decrease its reliance on wage and business taxes. Read More...
In this latest podcast on Philadelphia issues and politics, Billy Penn's Mark Dent talks about what's been attracting Millennials to the city and what could drive them away. And Seventy's David Thornburgh and Chris Satullo talk about the hidden, hopeful message inside the recent cascade of political corruption cases. Read More...

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A diverse coalition of a dozen civic and community organizations known as the Better Philadelphia Elections Coalition (BPEC) today urged City Council to replace the elected City Commissioners with appointed professionals to provide the leadership necessary to modernize Philadelphia’s elections.  Read More...

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In the 2nd episode of "20 by Seventy", we consider what Philly could learn from Uber, the consequences of political succession planning and what Hamilton can teach our city. Read More...

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Committee of Seventy today launched a new Podcast, 20 by Seventy, hosted by Chris Satullo, former Editorial Page Editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Executive Director of News and Civic Engagement at WHYY, to provide a platform for analysis of Philadelphia’s government and politics and what citizens can do to improve the way things work. Read More...

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Seventy's pilot podcast takes a look at a little-known elected office in Philadelphia: What is a City Commissioner, and how can an elected official get away with skipping work? Read More...

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Committee of Seventy President and CEO David Thornburgh today released a statement calling for the end of Philadelphia's elected City Commissioners. Read More...

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Collaboration's success prepares platform for impact in 2016 Philadelphia primary Read More...

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The future, it's said, belongs to those who can see it coming. Keep your eye on these five fault lines, or watch for your own. Read More...
Seventy to provide research and oversight to bolster local candidate information. Read More...

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