Say What? Archive: July, 2009

What's the endgame in Pa. state budget standoff?

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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... Read more

Say 'no' to driving and texting

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The explosion of drivers using cell phones and BlackBerry-style message devices behind the wheel is ratcheting up the pressure for government... Read more

Calling City Hall deadbeats to account

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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... Read more

No time to delay on Delaware deepening

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Delaware state officials are fighting an ill-timed rearguard action against deepening the shipping channel in the Delaware River up to Philadelphia... Read more

Why governments run deficits, Part 1

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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... Read more

Signs pointing to a less-confusing SEPTA ride

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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... Read more

When does Camden get to run itself?

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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... Read more

Slots at the stadium complex

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The $100 million entertainment complex that would replace the Spectrum in South Philadelphia is a promising idea for an under-used city landscape... Read more