It's Our Money Archive: October, 2010

Is Philadelphia the next Greece?

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Is Philadelphia the next Greece? That's the explosive charge made by Chris Freind, a conservative blogger over at Philadelphia Magazine. According... Read more

Help Desk: Where to go for help if you get stabbed (after you call the police)

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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

Editorial: Arbitrary Arbitration Award for Firefighters

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WORDS DERIVING from the Latin root "arbitrari" aren't always good for us: Arbitrage. Arbitrary. And now add "Arbitration." On... Read more

What's a reasonable fire prevention regulation?

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It's not quite the Tennessee fire company that watched a house burn down because the owner hadn't opted-in to coverage by paying a $75 fee... Read more

Fighting for Fire Department furloughs

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Employees of the Philadelphia Fire Department got a contract award from an arbitration panel on Friday. Mayor Nutter has announced that he'll... Read more

Legislature is wrapping up; what are Pennsylvanians paying for?

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Just last week, we were discussing how hard our legislators in Harrisburg are (or aren't) working: Imagine telling your employer that from... Read more

Infrastructure spending, please

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The DN feels quite strongly that the government needs to be spending more money in one particular area: When it comes to repairing infrastructure... Read more

In search of a severance tax

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The Daily News knocks the legislature for still not enacting a severance tax after "promising" to do so: Nine million dollars: That's... Read more