Friday, February 12, 2016

Morning Money: Green stuff

Councilman Frank DiCicco has proposed raising the city’s property tax rate 12 percent to balance the budget.

Morning Money: Green stuff


Councilman Frank DiCicco has proposed raising the city’s property tax rate 12 percent to balance the budget.

A HUD study found that moving the homeless into shelters is more expensive than finding permanent housing for them.

Pennsylvania is one of three states that shed government jobs last month because of shrinking tax revenue.

New Jersey Democrats are readying for a budget battle, saying the Legislature won’t pass a budget unless the governor agrees to reinstate a tax increase on the wealthy.

Portland, Ore., has begun a competition to develop open source software that will benefit the city. Contestants can win up to $10,000.

California marijuana legalization advocates are touting the revenue the state could get from taxing pot.

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