Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Taking bets on Nutter's budget

The Super Bowl. The NCAA Tournament. The Kentucky Derby.

Taking bets on Nutter's budget

The Super Bowl. The NCAA Tournament. The Kentucky Derby.

And now, the Mayoral Budget Address.

The It’s Our Money team has big plans to make Mayor Nutter’s address to Council, coming this Thursday, one of the biggest gambling days of the year.

What will Nutter say? Will he propose raising taxes again? Cutting the police budget? Or maybe he’ll suggest some new investments this time?

On this week’s It’s Our Money podcast, Doron Taussig and Ben Waxman set odds for what the mayor will and will not say. They wanted to set up an illegal gambling website that lets people actually make bets on these lines, but the Newsworks editors were spoilsports.

Feel free to use the comments section to tell us your (legal, gentlemanly) bets, or set your own lines for other stuff the mayor will or won’t say on Thursday.

Oh, and if you want to hear what our friend at the Committee of Seventy have to say about the upcoming address, click over and check out their "Budget Address We Need to Hear."

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About this blog
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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