Sandra Shea is the editorial page editor of the Daily News, which houses and oversees the “It’s Our Money” project. A member of the editorial board since 1998 and editor since 2007, she has focused on making government more transparent and accountable.
Phil Goldsmith is the former managing director for the City of Philadelphia, and the former chief executive officer of the School District of Philadelphia. He writes The Gold Standard column for "It's Our Money."
Dave Merrell is the Web Editor for "It's Our Money." He comes to the project from Philly.com, where he is a web producer.
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.
Sandra Shea (left) is the editorial page editor of the Philadelphia Daily News; she’s been with the Daily News since 1990, and joined the editorial board in 1998, where she has specialized in city and state legislation and policy.A week-long editorial series on the Fairmount Park system she produced with another board member was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Ben Waxman (center) reports and blogs for “It's Our Money.” Before joining “It's Our Money”, he was a regular contributor to the Philadelphia Daily News op-ed page and former contributor to the blog Young Philly Politics. He studied political science at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA.