Philadelphia's new controller puts tech in the spotlight

Philadelphia city government could soon see some new technology initiatives coming from an unexpected place.

Rebecca Rhynhart easily won the city's controller election Tuesday over Republican Mike Tomlinson to become Philadelphia's first female controller on Tuesday. 

Rhynhart, a Democrat who was formerly the city' treasurer and later its budget director, also spent most of 2016 serving a prominent role in the city's technology policymaking from her position as the chief administrative officer (CAO).

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