Audit ferrets out Philadelphia Housing Authority skims, negligence

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) released its 2014 audit in a vacuum of fanfare, last week. It shows that city workers pocketed Section 8 funds on top of triple-digit salaries and that thousands of dollars in subsidized tenants’ rent goes unaccounted for every year. According to McGladrey LLP, the firm PHA hired to perform the audit, several of the Authority’s top-paid executives Read More …

Corbettist education policy vs. PA cities

Current Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s ads say his administration has increased education support by $1.5 billion. Challenging gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf accuses Corbett of cutting education support by $1 billion during his first term. Both claims define “education support” selectively. How do these selections work? What do they mean?