For months, I’ve advocated for detailed annual audits of the nearly $3 billion the Philadelphia School District spends. Despite efforts by City Controller Alan Butkovitz to make that happen, those audits still have not taken place. Yet when I spoke with Dr. William Hite, the district superintendent, in a radio interview nearly nine months ago,…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Wednesday February 25  1. L&I’s demolition papers sought City Controller Alan Butkovitz has subpoenaed documents from the Department of Licenses and Inspections, launching an investigation into the department’s adherence to strict safety rules enacted after the downtown building collapse that killed six people in 2013. The action comes one day after…

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