It's Our Money Archive: July, 2010

Does a tax on natural gas drilling mean PA will have looser regulations?

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As we've written before, the best part of the bad state budget is a new tax on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. However, the actual... Read more

The city owns a barge. Who knew?

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We don't have a ton to say about the accident involving the “Duck Boat” on the Delaware River (except that we hope the two missing... Read more

Who brought back the WAMs?

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The state's energy (and ours) for being outraged about the budget agreement has been preoccupied most recently by the revelation that $20 million... Read more

A few questions, Mr. Governor

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The Daily News has some questions about the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Projects (RACP), the $300 million dollar pot of money that will... Read more

Will Pennsylvania miss out on federal funds for high-speed rail?

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Remember how the stimulus passed by the federal government was supposed to help states build high-speed rail and other high-tech improvements... Read more

Cashing Out: Did you have a nice Payraiseversary?

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Welcome, everyone, to Cashing Out, our new afternoon wrapup of the day’s state and city government news. Check it out. Come up with a... Read more

Paying states to deal with their pension problems

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David Leonhardt floats an idea in his New York Times column today: Imagine if Washington offered to help states get through today’s... Read more

What's so complicated about taxing gas?

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We have suggested before that the budget the state recently passed is a bit of a joke -- that the main thing Harrisburg lawmakers "agreed"... Read more