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Is Philadelphia a mooch on state taxpayers?

We hear it all the time (in fact, we heard it in the comments here last week when we wrote about what a Republican Harrisburg will mean for Philadelphia): Philly uses up more than its fair share of state dollars. But is it true?

Is Philadelphia a mooch on state taxpayers?

We hear it all the time (in fact, we heard it in the comments here last week when we wrote about what a Republican Harrisburg will mean for Philadelphia): Philly uses up more than its fair share of state dollars. But is it true?

In today's edition of the It's Our Money podcast, Ben and I try to get to the bottom of this issue. How much does Philly contribute to state government? And how much do we cost? Click here to listen.

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Every year, city government spends slightly more than $4 billion. Where does all that money come from? More importantly, where does it go? Are we getting the most bang for our tax buck? “It's Our Money” is a joint project between Philadelphia Daily News and WHYY, funded by the William Penn Foundation, designed to answer these questions.

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