budget

A fire truck.
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David Madden
February 13, 2020 - 2:40 pm
A $2.4 million federal grant, which pays for more than two dozen firefighting positions in Camden, is set to expire in June. City officials are working on a contingency plan, but that would cut about half of those jobs. Read more here.
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Charter school advocates protest governor's budget proposal
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Mike DeNardo
February 06, 2020 - 1:11 pm
A few dozen charter school parents and advocates staged a protest outside the governor’s Philadelphia office, asserting their concerns that his budget proposal would allocate far less money for charter schools. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaks during a press conference, during which Governor Wolf proposed 2020-21 budget items totaling more than $1.1 billion to support reducing the risks to Pennsylvanians of lead and asbestos.
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Tony Romeo
January 29, 2020 - 4:50 pm
Ahead of his budget address next week, Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a $1 billion-plus initiative to fund mitigation of asbestos and lead in Pennsylvania schools and other buildings. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaks about efforts to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.
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Tony Romeo
January 28, 2020 - 5:19 pm
Ahead of his budget address next week, Gov. Tom Wolf is renewing his push for proposals made in previous budget seasons, including an increase in the state's $7.25 per hour minimum wage. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
December 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia's budget has grown by more than a billion dollars in the last 10 years, and a new report from the Pew Center says that's very average compared to other big cities. Read more here.
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Hundred-dollar bills.
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Jim Melwert
December 16, 2019 - 4:30 am
Delaware County council passed a 2020 budget last week without a tax increase. But Democrats are accusing outgoing Republicans on county council of purposely sandbagging the budget for political purposes. Read more here.
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The U.S. Capitol dome in Washington.
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AP News
November 13, 2019 - 6:01 pm
The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year with a deficit in October that was 33.8% bigger than a year ago as spending hit a record. Read more here.
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Animal welfare advocates (from left) Ian Griffiths, Anita Kay and Marsha Perelman testify for more funding for ACCT at a Philadelphia City Council hearing.
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Pat Loeb
November 12, 2019 - 7:28 pm
A Philadelphia City Council committee Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a plan for spending an additional $188 million, thanks in part to higher-than-expected tax revenues. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
October 28, 2019 - 8:31 am
The National Association of Business Economists has found that three out of four economists are predicting a recession by 2021, and Philadelphia budget officials say they're paying attention. Their annual financial report, released Monday, shows they've made the first-ever deposit into a rainy day...
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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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