It's Our Money Archive: June, 2009

Top state lawmakers control the purse strings

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State Rep. Bill Deweese steered $3 million to his home county Link: Dollar for dollar, it's all about power [Inky] Never-before-released... Read more

STIMULUS WATCH: Green jobs for ex-offenders

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Some stimulus money will help create green jobs Link: City targets stimulus money for safety, jobs [Inky] Nearly $2.4 million... Read more

Pension changes: The new cars and DROP?

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Today, an bill was introduced in City Council that would radically change the structure of the pension benefit for city employees. Sponsored... Read more

Nutter and Council: A gap too wide?

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Can Nutter fix his relationship with City Council? Link: Mayor, Council rowing in opposite directions? [Daily News] If the typically... Read more

PICA may reject city budget

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PICA must approve the city's 5-year plan Link: Phila. given Monday deadline for budget plan [Inky] Until now, the Pennsylvania... Read more

Rendell proposes increasing personal income tax

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Gov. Ed Rendell: Income tax hike needed Link: Rendell calls for state income tax increase [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] Citing the... Read more

Editorial: Moody's swing

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Link: Moody's swing [Daily News] UH-OH: The city's not out of the woods yet. Last week, a major credit-rating agency issued a "negative"... Read more

Editorial: Hike our tax

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Link: Hike our tax [Daily News] AS THE STATE budget deadline looms, it's critical that Philadelphia-area lawmakers stand together and get... Read more