It's Our Money Archive: June, 2009

New op-ed: Municipal contracts -- What's on the table?

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Today, contracts for more than 20,000 unionized city workers expire. "It's Our Money" took a look at the current salaries and benefits... Read more

Link: New report on employee benefits

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The Philadelphia Research Institute, a project of the Pew Charitable Trust, has released a new report on benefits for municipal employees.... Read more

Editorial:Playing budget games with gambling

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Link: Playing budget games with gambling [Daily News] POKER, BLACKJACK, craps, roulette and baccarat are among the table games included in... Read more

Top city officials give back 5% COLAs

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Mayor Nutter with Clay Armbrister, chief of staff Link: Amid budget cuts, city officials up for raises [Inky] Annual cost-of-living-adjustments... Read more

Link: Common Cause study on casino cash

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Today's editorial in the Daily News mentions a study of casino-related campaign contributions by Pennslyvania Common Cause. You can read the... Read more

Onorato: Merge municipal pension plans

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Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato Link: Onorato urges municipalities to merge their pension funds [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] "There... Read more

Small city mayors want sales tax increase

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Mayors from Lancaster, York, Reading, Easton and Bethlehem Link: Gray, other mayors seek sales tax power [Lancaster Online] Mayors... Read more

Editorial: We want the bad news, too

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Link: We want the bad news, too [Daily News] YESTERDAY, Mayor Nutter delivered his proposed budget to the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation... Read more