Ever wonder how much taxpayer money Council spends on themselves?
March 26, 2012By Doron Taussig and Holly Otterbein, for NewsWorks
This week, City Council began holding hearings about specific aspects of the city budget. Over the next few months, every single thing the city spends money on could potentially come under the microscope. Every single thing except one.
City Council's own budget.
There is no budget hearing focused on Council's budget. No one gets to ask questions about the taxpayer money lawmakers spend on themselves.
On this week's It's Our Money podcast, we don't solve this problem. But we do tell you everything we know about Council's budget: How much the total budget is, which Council members spend the most on staff, how much Council spends on contracts, etc.
Check out the It's Our Money podcast, and find more at www.ourmoneyphilly.com.
It's Our Money is a joint project of the Daily News and WHYY, funded by the William Penn Foundation. We shed light on where your tax dollars are going.