It's Our Money Archive: September, 2008

New court building won't rise without state dough

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Link: Rendell delays capital funding for new court building The Legislature in July approved a $200 million appropriation in the 2008-09 state... Read more

Time to rethink City Council? -- Open Thread

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The newest "It's Our Money" op-ed has hit the paper. Our topic this week is Philadelphia City Council. Are taxpayers getting the best... Read more

Taxpayers picking up the tab for Jack Kelly's legal fees

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Link: Public foots Kelly's legal bill; rival objects Also: Jack Kelly wants public dollars for press aide And: More on Jack Kelly ... Read more

Pa. Senate: Release non-violent offenders to save money

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Link: Senate backs early release for non-violent offenders The Pa. Senate is run by Republicans and tends to be the most conservative branch... Read more

Finance Director: Budget shortfall could be worse than $450 million

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Finance Director Rob Dubow Link: Market mayhem could worsen Phila.’s budget blues Philadelphia’s potential $450 million budget... Read more

More on Jack Kelly

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Let's get this straight: Jack Kelly wants to spend $25,000 for a press aide to field calls about his staffer who has been indicted. Haven't... Read more

Jack Kelly wants public money for press aide

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Link: Councilman Kelly asks city to pay for media aide Also: The Wright Stuff? Read more

Editorial: Feeling the budget pain

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Editorial: IN FEBRUARY, Mayor Nutter handed out roses to City Council members during his first budget address. Soon after, Council approved... Read more