Archive for the ‘The Money’ Category

DAILY GRINDER: Is Philly 8th Most Corrupt City in U.S.?

Is Philadelphia the eighth most corrupt city in the United States? A new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs thinks so. But like so many finger-pointing “corruption” allegations, it’s complicated. The researchers based their study on public corruption convictions between 1976...

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Archbishop Chaput Uses Catholic School Savings to Push School Vouchers

Four Philadelphia-area Catholic schools previously targeted for closure—Bonner-Prendie, Saint Huberts, West Catholic and Conwell-Egan—were saved today, due to large anonymous donations and the creation of an independent foundation to help raise money. The announcement came early this afternoon and a press conference was held at 3 p.m. to discuss what was...

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Gov. Corbett on Approving Arlen Specter Library Funds: ‘I Felt I Had To’

Gov. Tom Corbett is finally getting around to that campaign promise he made regarding the wasteful Arlen Specter library. Problem is, he’s on the other side of the issue now. Sorta. “I did approve the Specter library,” he told reporters in Harrisburg this week. “I wish I didn’t have to, but I felt I had to.” Remember the Arlen Specter library? No?...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nevada Pol Makes Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Endorsement

DAILY GRINDER: Nevada Pol Makes Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Endorsement

Former Nevada Senatorial candidate and noted crazy person Sharron Angle has decided to make an endorsement in the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race. Her pick: David Christian. She notes his commitment to working with Vietnam veterans and getting them jobs. She calls Gov. Tom Corbett’s recent endorsement of Steve Welch “indecent and immoral.” Of...

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DAILY GRINDER: Rick Santorum on a Roll; May be Scaring Obama?

The Obama Campaign is ready to take on Rick Santorum, should the Republican party establishment not be able to stop him from becoming the nominee. Yesterday, the Pennsylvania branch of the president’s campaign team sent an email (in part), asking you, the reader, to personally bash the former Pennsylvania Senator: “Folks across the country are just starting...

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DAILY GRINDER: PA Dems Attack Rick Santorum for Senate Donations

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party is back attacking presidential candidate Rick Santorum in their campaign emails in order to get you to donate money to Senator Bob Casey. Huh? OK, it’s like this: “He’s back,” reads a new email from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. “According to the latest polls, Rick Santorum is now the leading Republican...

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Pew Releases New Research Polling on Crime, Nutter

As Philadelphia garners its Number 1 spot on the list of most violent cities in the United States, the Pew Charitable Trusts Philadelphia Research Center went out to figure the public’s opinion about said violence and the mayor (among other things). The big news: We generally like the way Mayor Michael Nutter is dealing. His approval rating in the city is at...

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DAILY GRINDER: Gov. Tom Corbett Signs Shale Bill in Private

Gov. Tom Corbett finally signed that Marcellus Shale extraction fee, in the privacy of his office last night. The final law was 174 pages long and establishes setbacks between wells and waterways/buildings. The most “controversial” part (because it could be construed as a “tax” and Corbett promised not to raise or create any new taxes) is the per-well...

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Update: Deal Struck Between Mortgage Leaders and States; City Council not Happy

Update: Deal Struck Between Mortgage Leaders and States; City Council not Happy

Image: Shutterstock Last week, Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution asking Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly to pursue legal action against banks that’ve been involved in mortgage abuse. In so doing, Council was urging the state to not accept a deal the federal government had been negotiating with the five biggest banks accused of predatory...

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Now Legislature May Repeal ‘Year of the Bible’ Resolution? [UPDATED]

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. This morning, Rep. Mark B. Cohen of Philadelphia commented on a PhillyNow post from January 28, in which we reported that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution declaring 2012 the “Year of the Bible.” He wrote, “The significant outcry against this nonbinding resolution has convinced...

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