It's Our Money Archive: May, 2011

State debates creating a rainy day fund, in the middle of a rainy day

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We’ve been remiss not to mention the ongoing debate in Harrisburg over the state budget. To catch you up: Gov. Tom Corbett introduced... Read more

Today’s public testimony might really matter

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Yesterday, the school district made its big ask of city council – between $75 and $110 million. Today, members of the public have a chance... Read more

Editorial: How do you solve a problem like the district?

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How do you solve a problem like the school district's? That question has been asked for years, but yesterday the answer was "money": The district... Read more

Help Desk: The sinkhole that ate 54th and Pine

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THE PROBLEM: It started out small. Just a little hole at 54th and Pine. It was early February and snow still coated the streets. No one thought... Read more

We can lose full-day kindergarten, or we can lose … what, exactly?

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Here’s a brief synopsis of the choices the School District gave to City Council today when it marched into chambers and, after some hemming... Read more

IOM goes to school

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Help Desk update: Still no fence

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Back in March, Help Desk wrote about the troubling lack of fencing between the homes on the 6400 block of Glenmore Avenue and nearby Amtrak... Read more

Podcast: A parent and non-parent debate sending more money to the schools

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On this week's It's Our Money podcast, Juliana and I debate whether the city should send more money to the school district. I don't want my... Read more