Thursday, May 16, 2013

Philadelphia Mayor Proposes Sin Taxes For Schools

The Philadelphia Inquirer (5/16, Woodall) reports that Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter "proposed Wednesday to tax cigarettes at $2 a pack and raise the city's liquor-by-the-drink tax from 10 percent to 15 percent" to increase school funding by $135 million within two years. "Nutter stressed that the money would benefit not only students enrolled in district schools but those who attend the 84 taxpayer-funded charter schools in the city."

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