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I know the entire financial system is on the verge of collapse, but we need to take a second to thank the kind folks at the Philadelphia Citypaper. They picked "It's Our Money" as the best blog in their 2008 Choice Awards issue. Here is what they had to say about our little project: Best Blog that Somehow Makes Its Impossibly Wonkish Material Somewhat Interesting (No-Snark Division) It's Our Money (philly.com/philly/blogs/our-money), one of those good-government budget-watchdog collaborative-effort-type-things that seem to be all the rage these days, brought to you by the Daily News and WHYY. These people preach it in plainspeak, and are able to explain why your taxes might go up without using anti-literacy phrases like "flex cash payments" and "sinking fund payments." —Tom Namako

Shameless self promotion

I know the entire financial system is on the verge of collapse, but we need to take a second to thank the kind folks at the Philadelphia Citypaper. They picked "It's Our Money" as the best blog in their 2008 Choice Awards issue. Here is what they had to say about our little project:

Best Blog that Somehow Makes Its Impossibly Wonkish Material Somewhat Interesting (No-Snark Division)
It's Our Money (philly.com/philly/blogs/our-money), one of those good-government budget-watchdog collaborative-effort-type-things that seem to be all the rage these days, brought to you by the Daily News and WHYY. These people preach it in plainspeak, and are able to explain why your taxes might go up without using anti-literacy phrases like "flex cash payments" and "sinking fund payments." —Tom Namako

Thanks! Now we'll be adding "award-winning" to everything we write.

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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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