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Archive: July, 2009
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What's the endgame in Pa. state budget standoff?
Fri, Jul 31, 2009, 4:55 AM
It's good to see that Gov. Rendell plans to sign an "interim" budget next week that will allow most state workers to get paid. That's...
Say 'no' to driving and texting
Fri, Jul 31, 2009, 4:20 AM
The explosion of drivers using cell phones and BlackBerry-style message devices behind the wheel is ratcheting up the pressure for government...
Calling City Hall deadbeats to account
Thu, Jul 30, 2009, 5:05 AM
This just in from City Hall: Mayor Nutter announced that city employees now have to pay their property taxes just like the rest of the suckers...
No time to delay on Delaware deepening
Thu, Jul 30, 2009, 5:00 AM
Delaware state officials are fighting an ill-timed rearguard action against deepening the shipping channel in the Delaware River up to Philadelphia...
Why governments run deficits, Part 1
Wed, Jul 29, 2009, 2:27 PM
Here's a classic example of your tax dollars at work: It took one vice president, the U.S. attorney general, four governors and a host of government...
Signs pointing to a less-confusing SEPTA ride
Wed, Jul 29, 2009, 2:10 AM
For a transit agency that's long catered mostly to its regular riders, SEPTA is making smart moves to try to welcome all comers - including...
When does Camden get to run itself?
Wed, Jul 29, 2009, 1:55 AM
When the state took over Camden in 2002, it was clear that there would be no quick fixes to turn around the troubled New Jersey city. But that...
Slots at the stadium complex
Tue, Jul 28, 2009, 12:02 PM
The $100 million entertainment complex that would replace the Spectrum in South Philadelphia is a promising idea for an under-used city landscape...