Say What? Archive: September, 2009

Fund the courts

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In the middle of Philadelphia’s budget crisis, Mayor Nutter threatened to implement his so-called Plan C if state lawmakers rejected... Read more

Is this party over?

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Ever wonder why the Republican Party in Philadelphia never seems to take a position on any issue? Crime? Corruption? City services? Or if... Read more

Some shortfall

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Under the tentative state budget deal, the Philadelphia School District expects to receive an additional $306 million in funding. Gov. Rendell... Read more

Obama goes for the gold

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It’s hard to see the downside of President Obama’s decision to travel to Europe Thursday night to lobby personally for the 2016... Read more

Smokeless at the Jersey Shore

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While a smoking ban on beaches and parks may secure New Jersey’s standing as a leading nanny state, it would be a savvy economic strategy... Read more

The state sales tax is uneven

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As legislators in Harrisburg patch together a budget with baling wire and chewing gum, their scrambling effort highlights loopholes in the... Read more

Layoffs still a possibility if unions play hardball

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Maybe it wasn’t such good theater when Mayor Nutter had city firefighters burn 3,000 layoff notices the other week, once the firings... Read more

N.J. and taxes: Pefect together

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Gov. Corzine and his Republican rival, Christopher J. Christie, don’t seem to agree on much as the gubernatorial race lurches through... Read more