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Philly schools a big issue in controller debate




by Holly Otterbein for NewsWorks

City controller candidates Alan Butkovitz and Terry Tracy might be running for the most overlooked office in Philadelphia, but their feisty debate Tuesday night centered on the hottest topic in the city: the cash-strapped School District.

The face-off, co-sponsored by the Committee of Seventy, the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia and Young Involved Philadelphia, took place at WHYY.

Butkovitz, the incumbent Democrat, is running for his third term as controller. Tracy, a GOP newcomer, is an underdog in the bright-blue city where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 6 to 1.

Tracy said Butkovitz has failed to throughly scrutinize the School District's finances. As controller, Tracy said, he would increase and strengthen school audits.

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