How to Purposefully and Successfully Transition to a Single Income

By Nathaniel Sillin Many parents face the same difficult question when raising a child. Should one of you stay at home while the other works? It's not a question to take lightly. The decision can have emotional and financial consequences and
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ICYMI: Proposed Budget Boosts Efforts to Nab Tax Delinquents

In case you missed it, Mayor Kenney's proposed FY17 Operating Budget and Five Year Plan include additional funding to ramp up the Revenue Department's efforts to collect delinquent taxes. Department budget boost could secure $69 million in back taxes, Philly revenue chief says Newsworks // Katie Colaneri Philadelphia (more...)

Biden’s Meeting with Ukrainian Mayor Klychko

Vice President Joe Biden met at the White House today with Vitaly Klychko, the Mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine. The Vice President and Mayor discussed the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the vital importance of implementing reforms in Ukraine. Mayor Klychko outlined reforms undertaken in Kyiv (more...)

Building Stronger Communities in a Stronger Pennsylvania

Job creation and economic progress require strong communities, and nobody recognizes that more than Governor Corbett. The governor’s budget continues to support funding increases in previous years to support communities and local governments. Since Gov. Corbett took office, the Act 47 revolving fund has been replenished, and we are now budgeting (more...)

Why Can’t Congress Aim Higher?

By Lee H. Hamilton Congressional budget negotiators are moving to meet a December 13 deadline to produce, well, something. For weeks, we’ve been told to keep expectations low. There’ll be no “grand bargain,” negotiators say. Commentators believe that even the narrowest agreement will be a signal achievement. (more...)

US Government Has Partially Shut Down

US government has partially shut down after the two houses of Congress failed to agree to a new budget. “They have shut down the government over an ideological crusade to deny affordable health insurance to millions of Americans.  In other words, they demanded ransom just for (more...)

Mayor Nutter Issues Statement On Philadelphia School District Layoffs

Mayor Michael A. Nutter issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Philadelphia School District to lay off 3,783 teachers and support staff: For months, the School District has been open and honest about the impact that its $304 million budget shortfall would have on District (more...)

PA House Republicans Outline Priorities With Budget Proposal

Pennsylvania House Appropriations Chairman Bill Adolph (R-Delaware County) introduced House Bill 1437, the House Republican budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2013-14. The proposal spends $28.3 billion, which is a $578 million or 2.1 percent increase over the current fiscal year. “The House budget proposal outlines priorities related to education, health and (more...)

PA: Nine Bills That Would Hold Elected Officials More Accountable

A Democratic and Republican state senator teamed up today to propose nine bills that would hold elected officials more accountable, keep lobbyists out of gaming license ownership, and force elected state officials to go without pay if they fail to adopt a timely Pennsylvania budget. Sens. Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia) and (more...)

President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Address

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary February 12, 2013 Remarks by the President in THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C. 9:15 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this chamber that “the Constitution makes us not (more...)

World Economic Growth Slowing, IMF Says

By Kathryn McConnell
Staff Writer
Recovery of the global economy continues, but at a slower rate than projected earlier in 2012, the International Monetary Fund reports in its latest World Economic Outlook. The IMF released the Outlook October 9 in advance of the IMF–World Bank meetings October 11–12 in Tokyo. (more...)

Dangerous Job Decline in Pennsylvania

Senate Democratic Leaders today said the latest state employment figures are the predictable result of the Corbett administration’s failure to support a job growth plan. According to the state Department of Labor and Industry, Pennsylvania lost 3,100 jobs in July.  Combined with 2,800 lost jobs in (more...)

Mayor Nutter Delivers Budget Address

Fiscal Year 2013 Budget and Fiscal Years 2013 – 2017 Five Year Plan introduced to City Council Mayor Michael A. Nutter delivered his proposed Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) Budget and Fiscal Year 2013- 2017 Five-Year Plan in his annual budget address to City Council. The Mayor’s proposed budget (more...)

Panetta Presents $614 Billion Defense Budget Request to Congress

By MacKenzie C. Babb Staff Writer Defense Secretary Leon Panetta presented U.S. lawmakers with the Pentagon’s $614 billion budget request for the year starting October 1, a significant drop from last year’s request, representing cuts across the department intended to help reduce the U.S. deficit. Panetta said the United States (more...)

Halloween Costume: Play It Cheap!

As a rule, Halloween is the only one day of a whole year you can forget about your age, social status, and level of intelligence, and fool around in a costume to frighten, amaze or drive to tears of hysterical laughter your family, friends, and strangers! Oh yes, we all (more...)

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