Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
October 11, 2019 - 5:10 pm
The city outspent its overtime budget for the fiscal year that ended in July — for the ninth year in a row, according to Philadelphia's fiscal watchdog. Read more here.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., addresses the NAACP convention, Monday, July 22, 2019, in Detroit.
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July 22, 2019 - 7:20 pm
By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced late Monday they had struck a critical debt and budget agreement. The deal amounts to an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid politically dangerous tumult over the...
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The School District of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
July 14, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia spends millions of dollars each year to borrow money, because city tax revenues don't arrive in time for the district's officials to pay the bills. In align with every year around this time, on Tuesday, the board voted in favor of...
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Left: Cheyney University President Aaron A. Walton
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Cherri Gregg
July 08, 2019 - 3:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cheyney University could be turning a corner after years of financial struggle. The institution's president says he's confident they've balanced the budget, and state lawmakers have provided a multimillion dollar boost for students. Pennsylvania lawmakers allocated $3...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is heading to Louisiana.
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Eric Walter
July 01, 2019 - 12:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump tweeted a note of congratulations on Monday to New Jersey's legislature for passing a budget that did not include a "millionaire's tax." The proposal from Gov. Phil Murphy would have increased the top marginal rate paid by people who make more...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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Tony Romeo
June 28, 2019 - 2:37 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania lawmakers have now finished work on a new state budget. Gov. Tom Wolf said the spending plan and its companion bills will become law. The new budget has more money for education — nearly doubling early childhood education funding in five years — and...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
June 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania House has sent the Senate a bill to authorize a new state budget over the objections of some Democrats frustrated by lack of action on a minimum wage increase. During hours of debate on the 2019-2020 spending plan, Democrats were repeatedly...
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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Molly Daly
June 20, 2019 - 6:54 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey lawmakers have passed a $38.7 billion budget plan that's stripped out some of Gov. Phil Murphy's top priorities. The Senate passed the bill early Thursday afternoon by a 31 to six vote that included seven Republicans. A few hours later, it cleared the...
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Camden City School District budget meeting
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David Madden
June 12, 2019 - 2:05 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Officials in the Camden City School District have approved a $365 million budget that reverses a decision to close an elementary school. But that reversal comes with a big condition: extra money from the state of New Jersey. Veterans Memorial Family School will now...
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Council members Bill Greenlee and Cherelle Parker exchange thoughts on the budget while Coucilmember Helen Gym looks over the numbers with an aide.
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Pat Loeb
June 03, 2019 - 7:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council advanced a $5 billion city operating budget Monday evening after a day of negotiations that included securing an expansion of the "homestead exemption," which will lower taxes for most homeowners. Council also killed a measure for the so-...
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