It's Our Money Archive: March, 2010

More bang for your tax buck?

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There are, of course, numerous very important distinctions between this story, about Camille Barnett working two years and being entitled to... Read more

Taxing a different kind of drink

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Matthew Yglesias says that in a few years, Washington is going to need more tax revenue, and that the thing to tax more heavily will be drinks... Read more

Morning Money: Green stuff

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Councilman Frank DiCicco has proposed raising the city’s property tax rate 12 percent to balance the budget. A HUD study found that... Read more

Council hearing notebook: Talking about the tax amnesty

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Yesterday, City Council held budget hearings focused on the City Treasurer, Office of the Finance Director, and the Department of Revenue.... Read more

Incumbent advantage under attack?

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OK, maybe that’s too strong a headline. Maybe we should say something like, “One incumbent advantage to be curbed slightly?”... Read more

Gold Standard: We need job cuts AND tax hikes

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Ever since Mayor Nutter called for a sugar tax and a $300 trash-collection fee to balance the city budget, the predictable alternative solutions... Read more

Morning Money: How we got here

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The Daily News takes a look at Chicago, the only city that has successfully implemented a soda tax. Gubernatorial candidate Joe Hoeffel wants... Read more

Senate GOP says budget is far from a done deal

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As we noted this morning, the PA House took the unusual step yesterday of passing a state budget 100 days before the June 30th deadline. Democrats... Read more