It's Our Money Archive: October, 2009

SEPTA contract: Our money, without our input?

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Think back to all the uproar late last year when the Nutter administration announced a billion dollars in cuts, without first seeking public... Read more

DN: Stimulus oversight problem might be part of a larger problem

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We've been taking a look this week at how Philly is handling stimulus oversight: After Catherine Lucey reported that the city's stimulus application... Read more

SEPTA making parade plans; no word if it's also knocking on wood

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I was supposed to interview a guy last year on the morning of the Phillies' parade. But he was traveling in to the city from a regional rail-serviced... Read more

Table games bill: A bigger deal than we thought?

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Over at CP, Isaiah Thompson points out that the generally-shrugged-off table games legislation includes a clause that would allow casinos to... Read more

Greenlee: Constituent Service is a part of Council's job

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Editor's note: Last week, when the mayor met with members of Council to discuss 3-1-1, we thought we noticed a philosophical difference between... Read more

Stimulus oversight case study: Baltimore

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To follow up on yesterday’s Daily News article, and Ben’s post about problems with the city’s stimulus oversight, we thought... Read more

Four ways to make sure stimulus funding doesn't become our next municipal embarrassment

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As Catherine Lucey reports in today's Daily News, Philadelphia's ability to secure recovery funding may be in trouble. The city's budget director... Read more

Anti-pension PR, and a recent history of the pension situation

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Couple of interesting items from Governing: First, a new trend: A "small but growing number of groups that believe the public has the... Read more