It's Our Money Archive: January, 2012

Podcast: Will the new Council give you a say?

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Until 2010, Philadelphia's City Council didn't permit any public comment at all in its main meetings. Then, the state Supreme Court stepped... Read more

Sales tax crackdown postponed; do you pay the 'use tax'?

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If you’ve got a brick-and-mortar store in Pennsylvania, you pay a 6 percent sales tax on every item you sell (at least; some municipalities... Read more

Bad signs in the city

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It's Our Money weighs in on a proposal by Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. to legalize certain temporary bandit signs: As if we didn't have enough... Read more

Redistricting rejection is good news

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So says a DN editorial: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has yet to explain its surprising ruling that overturns the state legislative redistricting... Read more

Council sets its sights on jobs, jobs, jobs

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If City Council’s first meeting today was any indication, our lawmakers’ new agenda is going to be all about jobs, jobs, jobs. Councilman... Read more

Sky falls — again — for School District budget

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The DN's take on the School District's new budget crisis, which seems like the 3rd new crisis in the last year or so, is here. As you contemplate... Read more

Meet PGW, aka Philadelphia Ground Wreckers

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LAST MONTH we got an email with the subject line: "PGW aka Philadelphia Ground Wreckers." Naturally, we were intrigued. The email, from frustrated... Read more

Reducing size of state legislature: Fine. Other Harrisburg reforms: Better.

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A bill to shrink the size of the state legislature passed out of a state House committee yesterday -- a noteworthy development in that it signals... Read more