It's Our Money Archive: May, 2009

Dwight Evans: State deficit is now $3.2 billion, may need income tax increase

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State Rep. Dwight Evans and Mayor Michael Nutter Link: Projected Pa. budget gap grows to $3.2 billion [Inky] "In order to address... Read more

Defying trends, Philly prison population is declining

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Philadelphia prison population is dropping Link: Phila.'s prison population has dropped steadily in '09 [Inky] Just a year ago,... Read more

Editorial: Reassessing the BRT

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Link:Reassessing the BRT [Daily News] EVERYONE WANTS the BRT to die - and quick. But how? We know that the Philadelphia Board of Revision... Read more

School District approves $3.2 billion budget, takes aim at BRT

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School CEO Arlene Ackerman Link: School budget approved; SRC hoping for state aid [Daily News] The spending plan relies on getting... Read more

Council committee votes for radio system upgrade

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Police radio system needs an updgrade Link: 5 on Council say 'Roger' to $34M Motorola cop-radio system [Daily News] Public Property... Read more

Casinos give boost to Chester budget

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Harrah's casino in Chester Link: Chester using casino cash to balance budget [Inky] With the slots income, the city has balanced... Read more

Unions and liberal activists slam budget

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Coalition for Essential Services press conference Link: Council approves $3.8 billion budget [Inky] Union representatives and community... Read more

What is next for the budget saga?

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This morning, Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed Mayor Michael Nutter's $3. 8 billion budget. The vote comes after an extremely contentious... Read more