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You are viewing 4 articles for June 2019 by the author Ryan Briggs

    • Rebecca Rhynhart (center), is sworn in as Philadelphia city controller. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Philly Controller: City has worst accounting controls of 10 largest U.S. cities

Sloppy accounting practices inside Philadelphia’s City Hall made headlines last year after officials lost track of $33 million dollars in taxpayer funds. The money was (mostly) recovered, but a new audit…

    • A rendering of the Arthaus tower planned for South Broad Street.(Kohn Pederson Fox Associates)

Kenney: Ultra-luxury tower rising on South Broad signals success of Philly’s tax abatement

An ultra-luxury South Broad Street condo tower will offer Center City’s elite the chance to live, party, and garden without ever leaving the building. That was the promise made by developer…

    • City Council President Darrell Clarke. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

How City Council President Darrell Clarke stopped housing from rising on a vacant city lot and helped his landlord

Do politically connected developers get a do-over when they lose out on a city land sale? The days when City Council members simply steered public land to chosen developers are supposed…

    •  Projects in 10 jurisdictions across PA will receive the grant funding to preserve affordable housing units, ranging from suburban Montgomery County to rural Indiana County. (Jenny Kane/AP Photo)

Affordability isn't just a city problem — Harrisburg sends housing grants to suburban, rural areas

With green lawns and white picket fences, Abington Township is hardly a poster child for gentrification. Yet housing costs have doubled in this Montgomery County suburb over the past 20 years.…

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