It's Our Money Archive: August, 2012

Editorial: Why should taxpayers be on the hook for lawmakers' legal fees?

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As a member of the Pennsylvania House, Bill DeWeese's base salary was $82,000 — all taxpayer money. Earlier this year, DeWeese was convicted... Read more

Editorial: PennDOT disses its steak-holders

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THIS WEEK, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported that PennDOT spends its time and money printing the illustrious "Philadelphia Cheese Steak... Read more

Will Philadelphians create their budget anytime soon?

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Picture a crazy world in which residents control Philadelphia's purse strings. Would city employees be able to keep their taxpayer-funded... Read more

Podcast: Sam Katz on city budget troubles

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Last week, Mayor Nutter’s aides said that if the city lost an appeal of a firefighters arbitration award, it would have to make drastic... Read more

Katz: City has money to pay for part of firefighters award

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Last week, Mayor Nutter’s aides warned that there would be tough times ahead if the city lost an appeal of a recent arbitration award... Read more

Full text of city's five-year plan with potential cuts

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The Nutter administration says it will need to make severe cuts if the city loses an appeal of the arbitration award for firefighters. Check... Read more

City outlines cuts needed to afford firefighters award

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What will happen if the city of Philadelphia loses its appeal of an arbitration award to firefighters? Some deep cuts could be on the way,... Read more

IOM Editorial: Is the city's ‘final' budget in trouble?

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Remember how, after much gnashing of teeth, twisting of elbows, and a little raising of taxes, Council and the mayor finally passed a city... Read more