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Civic News

What drives Philly poll workers to show up year after year? (Hint: It’s not the money)

By Lydia McFarlane

In honor of Democracy Day, see what motivates these four poll workers who keep elections running in their neighborhoods.

Civic News

What would a public bank mean for Philly?

The stated mission of the proposed Philadelphia Public Financial Authority is to support Black-owned businesses and other businesses in neighborhoods that have historically lacked access to credit. Here's what else to know as City Council prepares to vote on the bill that would launch it.