The Committee of Seventy today called for the creation of a permanent Office of the Inspector General to root out corruption, fraud and waste in city government. Read More...

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With the 2015 municipal elections already underway, Seventy commends the Ethics Board for proposing amendments to its regulation interpreting the city’s campaign finance law.  Read More...

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Changing the channel won't save you. Candidate campaigns and third party groups are spending millions on TV ad time - all to win your vote. But where's the money coming from? Who's buying the ads? This HOW PHILLY WORKS gives you the scoop. Read More...

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With Philly voting for a new mayor in 2015, the rumor mill has been spinning with folks who may throw their hat in the ring. This HOW PHILLY WORKS explains how we'll know who's in and who's out. Read More...

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How do you get around in this town? Whether by car, foot or skateboard, bicycle or bus, we're guessing you've come across both challenges and joys while getting around Philly. Now, find out how your government can speed you up - or slow you down. Read More...

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For once, Philly's elected officials are in agreement on one way to help the struggling city school system. But state lawmakers have yet to authorize the $2-a-pack cigarette tax hike that City Council passed more than a year ago. The clock is ticking.  Read More...

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You may have heard that Philly’s City Council knocked down the penalty for being caught with a little weed. Read More...

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On February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of freezing weather…and another stormy Philadelphia City Council budget season dominated by a staggering financial crisis in the city’s public schools.  He was right on both counts. Read More...

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