It's Our Money Archive: December, 2008

Controller Butkovitz: City can cut up to $400 million from projected deficit

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City Controller Alan Butkovitz attracted a lot of attention in today's news with the release of a report yesterday in which he claimed that... Read more

Nutter appeal of ruling hearkens back to Council President's interpretation of Mayor-Council relationship

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A few weeks back, Council President Verna called City Council powerless when it came to Mayor Nutter's decision to close library branches.... Read more

Libraries get reprieve: a tour of the coverage

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The big story as one local television station would say is that Judge Idee C. Fox today ordered that library branches slated for closure could... Read more

Attempt at sidestepping cultural funding norms provides teachable moment for budget watchers

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With all that's going on today with the libraries it was easy to overlook this piece by the Inquirer Cultural Writer Stephan Salisbury that... Read more

Editorial: Books closed on budget?

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Editorial from the Philadelphia Daily News: IT HAS BEEN three months since Mayor Nutter announced a stunning $1 billion hole... Read more

Can lawsuits stop the budget cuts?

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Over the last couple of days, a flurry of lawsuits intended to stop Mayor Nutter's proposed budget cuts have been announced. IAFF Local 22, the... Read more

Budget cutbacks: more than just libraries and fire stations

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Over at It's Our City, Stephanie Marudas reports on one Philadelphia neighborhood where the battle against blight and vacancy could be severely... Read more

Lawsuit threatened to stop library closures

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Attorney Irv Ackelsberg Link: Lawyer threatens suit over library shutdowns [Inky] The suit is based on a city ordinance that states... Read more