Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Philadelphia Council Committee Approves Alternative School Funding Plan

The Philadelphia Daily News (5/20, Ransom) reports that a committee of the Philadelphia City Council has approved a measure “that would raise an extra $30 million for schools through the use-and-occupancy tax levied on businesses – two days after Mayor Nutter’s proposed tax hikes on booze and cigarettes for the same reason.” The paper explains that the council doubts that “state enabling legislation that would allow for Nutter’s new tax measure” will pass in time.

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