It's Our Money Archive: January, 2012

Council comes back into session on Thursday. Here's a preview.

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Reporter Holly Otterbein tells you what to expect from a new Council in a new session, on this week's It's Our Money podcast. Read more

Should city track workforce development funds better?

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Last week, a report found that the city’s workforce development initiatives are costly for taxpayers and performing worse than nearby... Read more

State officials' resumes should be available to the public

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An IOM editorial in the Daily News: WE UNDERSTAND the Corbett administration is embarrassed by the revelation that a former top aide at the... Read more

Workforce training in Philly is really, really expensive

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A DN editorial reveals that the city's workforce development program pays a lot of money for each person it successfully trains and places... Read more

Report on Fire Department says department does OK with fire emergencies, not so great with medical emergencies

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Clout highlights a report PICA has just released on the Fire Department, taking measure of its efficiency, highlighting problems and recommending... Read more

We the People's Board ... want more say in city's budget

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This is an opinion of the Daily News People's Editorial Board, a group of 10 citizens who gather to debate hot topics in the city. To hear... Read more

When dog's bark is worse than city's bite

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JENNIFER Harrison has two neighbors who just won't shut up. Their names are Ginger and Rip, and you can forget about reasoning with them. Ginger... Read more

Report: Swaps cost city, school district $331 million

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The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, a progressive-leaning government watchdog, is taking on Wall Street (without tents, we believe)... Read more