It's Our Money Archive: February, 2012

New York Times: Make compliance with government mandates "fun"

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There's an interesting piece by Richard Thaler in the New York Times this morning about the ways governments encourage civil compliance in... Read more

No gas light on impact fee

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What follows begins an occasional series of editorials that we will be excerpting or running in full from newspapers around the state. We're... Read more

Podcast: The juicy secrets of Corbett's budget

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You may have heard that Gov. Corbett's budget includes proposals to slash state higher education funding, and that, of course, the guv has... Read more

Court charges them with debt — but do they owe?

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IOM's Holly Otterbein reports on efforts to collect more than $1 billion in court costs owed to taxpayers ... and how not everyone whose being... Read more

Drilling fee: Inadequate. Transportation plan: Nonexistent.

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A DN editorial: THE GOOD NEWS is that the General Assembly has finally approved an impact fee for Marcellus Shale gas drillers. The bad news... Read more

Corbett's budget will give Philadelphia more flexibility to run its programs -- though it also cuts some of those programs

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In addition to unveiling his choices about how much to spend on different priorities, Gov. Corbett used his budget yesterday to announce some... Read more

Corbett budget reax

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John Baer says there are no mysteries about Gov. Corbett's philosophy, and that this budget is likely to pass mostly as-is, although some of... Read more

Help Desk: This city is a Cat-astrophe!

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DUSTIN Laws was surrounded. There was the yowling at night. The cat squatting in his flowerpot, claiming it as a litter box. And, of course... Read more