It's Our Money Archive: July, 2009

Why is Nutter threatening layoffs for police and fire?

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Yesterday, Mayor Michael Nutter released the most detailed information yet about possible service cuts if Harrisburg fails to approve his city... Read more

Editorial: Getting serious in Harrisburg: Time to end the budget crisis

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Link: Getting serious in Harrisburg: What the legislature has to do to end the budget crisis [Daily News] ATTENTION, Harrisburg: The time... Read more

Stimulus watch: Philly gets $10.9 million for police officers

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Philly can hire or retain 50 police officers Link: City to get $10.9M in stimulus funds to hire more cops [Daily News] Philadelphia's... Read more

California budget deal; Ohio spending cuts; Gambling in Arizona

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First, let's start with the big news: California has a budget. Finally. The biggest state in the country and sixth largest economy in the world... Read more

Faceoff: Should City Contracts be Public?

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Philadelphia is negotiating new contracts with the four unions representing city workers. These agreements dictate wages, benefits, and working... Read more

GOP leader: Sides are far apart on state budget

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State Senator Dominic Pileggi Link: Pennsylvania state budget enter talks today 'very far apart' [Harrisburg Patriot-News] Senate... Read more

Shed light on contracts!

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One of my grandfathers was a cop. (The other played the bagpipes, which, on reflection, is the musical equivalent of what I do as an editorial... Read more

New poll: Voters blame Rendell for budget stalemate

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A new poll says Gov. Rendell may be in trouble Link: Poll shows Rendell gets blame for budget impasse [Inky] A record 53 percent... Read more