Say What? Archive: September, 2012

City should take advantage of high suburban taxes

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A new study showing the middle-class tax burden in Philadelphia is now comparable to what suburbanites pay makes it even more urgent to improve... Read more

'Redistribution' isn't an ugly word in America

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All the talk about this presidential election being one of the most important in American history isn’t just hype. The contrasts between... Read more

'Digital divide' effort by Comcast is gaining ground

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There’s renewed reason for hope that thousands more low-income Philadelphia households will be able to leap across the so-called digital... Read more

Energy savings program is good for consumers

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Faced with the relentless growing demand for electricity to power Pennsylvania homes and businesses, Harrisburg regulators had an easy decision... Read more

Governments should help trim the fat

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When New York recently banned super-size sugary drink sales in that city, critics blasted Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest public health... Read more

City traffic court is an embarrassment

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What will it take to clean up Philadelphia Traffic Court? The recent arrest of a judge on charges that he misused public funds marked the fourth... Read more

Court ruling only adds to voter-ID confusion

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In asking a lower court to reconsider its ruling that Pennsylvania’s voter-ID law won’t disenfranchise thousands of voters, the... Read more

Arts could use dedicated source of funding

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The latest data showing arts and culture spending in the Philadelphia region provides a multibillion-dollar boost to the local economy follows... Read more