It's Our Money Archive: February, 2011

Taking bets on Nutter's budget

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The Super Bowl. The NCAA Tournament. The Kentucky Derby. And now, the Mayoral Budget Address. The It’s Our Money team has big plans... Read more

Good news: Pa. prison population is finally falling

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Last year, the Department of Corrections consumed about $2 billion, 7 percent of the total state budget. For the past ten years, the prison... Read more

Are cuts to state and local government slowing economic growth?

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Budget cutting governors like Tom Corbett and Chris Christie frequently promote the idea that slashing government spending will create economic... Read more

Water pouring into SEPTA subway station

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Over on the blog Young Philly Politics, Brady Russell posted a video of something troubling he saw during his commute. Water is pouring through... Read more

Daily News editorial: The case against the voucher bill

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THE HOTTEST TOPIC in education right now is vouchers, thanks to state Senate Bill 1, now being debated around the state. The bill is being... Read more

Fox29 Howl: Driveway parking enforcement

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Fox29's Chris O'Connell takes a look at yesterday's Help Desk about parking in South Philly. Follow us on Twitter and review city services... Read more

Pa. House Democrat says state stores only worth $500 million

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When you need to fill a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall without raising taxes, as Gov. Tom Corbett has promised to do, a multi-billion... Read more

Small change in Philadelphia's drug prosecution policy adds up to big bucks

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"Welcome to Philadelphia - light up a joint." That was ex-D.A. Lynne Abraham's suggestion for a new city slogan after her successor, Seth... Read more