It's Our Money Archive: June, 2011

Lawyers will eventually need to be subject to the new lobbying law if it’s going to work

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On June 15, when the Ethics Board held a hearing about the city’s soon-to-be-implemented new lobbying law, the Philadelphia Bar Association... Read more

IOM talking lobbying on Radio Times

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Last year, Philadelphia passed a lobbying law, freeing it of its unfortunate distinction as the only big city in the country without one. The... Read more

Questions about PHA legal bills

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Check out the Inquirer's story on PHA legal billing. It focuses on money paid to former city Controller Jonathan Saidel but also includes these... Read more

A $57 million School District assumption that hasn't panned out

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Remember the $629 million budget gap the School District walked into Council with this spring? It was only part of the story. The district's... Read more

How do watchdogs fare in the state budget?

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The nearly completed state budget deal contains a LOT of cuts -- for education, public welfare, environmental protection and, well, just about... Read more

Marge Tartaglione and the mother of all outrages

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A DN editorial takes on several different outrageous issues swirling around the City Commissioners: Call it "Son of DROP." Better, call it... Read more

Help Desk: The wall that fell down on Brown

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THE PROBLEM: There used to be a house at 4411 Brown St. Then there was a vacant lot. Now there's a collapsed wall. Neighbors don't remember... Read more

Here's the state budget

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John Micek has the doc posted over at Capitol Ideas. The Inquirer provides a run-down. The news is not good for Philadelphia: Public schools... Read more