It's Our Money Archive: October, 2010

About that drilling moratorium

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We've been remiss not to mention Governor Rendell's "moratorium" on leasing additional state forest land for gas drilling. We put... Read more

Are we the next Greece?

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It's Our Money's own Ben Waxman was on Fox29 with conservative blogger Chris Freind debating the state of the city's pension fund. Check out... Read more

Sheriff Green is going to stick around to clean up the office he's been Sheriff of since 1986

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We just got back from a jaw-dropping press conference with Philly Sheriff John Green. Green announced that he'll be delaying his retirement... Read more

The Idiot’s Guide to Why a $115 Million Deficit Isn’t Really a $115 Million Deficit

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We found out at a City Council hearing Tuesday that the city closed out fiscal year 2010 $115 million in the red. And yet, council members... Read more

Retirement incentives and service quality: response from the Auditor General

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Yesterday we mentioned a buy-out plan being pushed by Auditor General Jack Wagner, and wondered whether it paid enough attention to outcomes... Read more

The Sheriff's "record keeping"

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Today's DN editorial discusses revelations by the Controller that the Sheriff's books aren't quite what they should be: With John Green's... Read more

Help Desk: On the road with paratransit: Why the schedules go south

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How did your last interaction with city government go? Visit us at www.thecityhowl.com, e-mail howl@phillynews.com or call 215-854-5855. THE... Read more

Retirement incentives and service outcomes

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Pa. Auditor General Jack Wagner is promoting an idea he has for reducing the size of state government: He wants the state to offer employees... Read more