It's Our Money Archive: May, 2011

#Funfactsabouttheschooldistrictbudget

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Tonight, the School Reform Commission will hold a hearing about its budget for the upcoming school year. But the parents group Parents United... Read more

A $100 fine, which you might be able to pay with other people’s money, isn’t much of a punishment for violating the Sunshine Act

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Let’s say the mayor and city council want to do something sketchy (note: this is a hypothetical!). Naturally, they don’t want to... Read more

Is alcohol more expensive in Pa.?

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A Harrisburg Patriot-News survey definitively concludes: Sometimes! It seems that bulk buying enables the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board... Read more

Enter the $100 Million Store ... you may never leave

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Welcome to the $100 Million Store. If you're a Philadelphia taxpayer, you walked in here last week, when the school district asked the city... Read more

311 has got it goin' on

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We leave you with this image of philly311's Twitter feed for the holiday weekend. Enjoy. Read more

What could the city give up to raise funding for the schools?

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The School District of Philadelphia has asked the city to pony up between $75 million and $110 million to help it fill a budget gap. The mayor... Read more

Fox29 Help Desk: Sinkhole eats into intersection

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Fox29's Chris O'Connell takes a look at this week's Help Desk column about an expanding sinkhole in West Philadelphia. Follow us on Twitter... Read more

Council hears from the public, but the public hasn't heard enough from Council

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Yesterday, we wrote that public testimony in Council about the school district deficit could really matter. We proceeded to miss the hearing... Read more