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Against Philly’s Wishes, Pa. Inches Toward Property Tax Reform

Those who exercised their democratic right in Pennsylvania yesterday had the chance to answer the following ballot question: Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to permit the […]

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Teachers’ Contract Could Mean 3,800 Layoffs or 16 Percent Property Tax Hike

The School Reform Commission voted earlier this week to approve a contract between the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.

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Tax Abatement Huge Shot in Arm for City, Study Finds

Consider the 10-year property tax abatements on new construction and rehabilitation a down payment on a future gusher in revenue for the city thanks to […]

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Got Little Ones? Living in the City Will Save You a Bundle

If you’re in a family way, and you’re looking for a place that can accommodate your new arrival, you might want to read this, for […]

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Shop Your Property Taxes Away

On a sidewalk bench in Haddonfield, across Kings Highway from the Bistro, two frosty-haired high-heeled ladies are locked in perpetual conversation. Cast in bronze — […]

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Will Harrisburg Go Nuclear on Property Taxes?

Even though property taxes in Philadelphia remain low relative to the rest of the region, and much of the Commonwealth, many homeowners were upset when […]

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Pew: Tax Gap Between Philly and Suburbs Is Shrinking

It’s not great – but it’s getting better. A new Pew Charitable Trusts report found that the tax disadvantage of living in Philly has dropped […]

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The No-Bullshit Guide to the Fight Over the Philly Soda Tax

For the third time in less than 10 years, Philadelphia City Council is reaching the end of a debate on whether to impose a tax on […]

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Now Council’s Considering a Property Tax Hike to Pay for Pre-K

Councilwoman Cindy Bass said on Tuesday that her office is working on a bill that would raise the property tax rate in Philadelphia, as City Council […]

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City To Get $30 Million in New Real Estate Tax Revenue

The City of Philadelphia is coming into some cash next year. City Controller Alan Butkovitz released his monthly economic report today, in which he reveals […]

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The Brief: We’ll Soon Know the Names of All Cops Who Shoot Civilians

1. The police department is going to start releasing the names of officers who fire at civilians. The gist: City Paper reports that Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey […]

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Philly’s Tax Lien Sale Sucked*

Philadelphia’s first tax lien sale under Mayor Michael Nutter was a flop. But it was also kind of amazing. I’ll explain, but first, a quick primer on this […]

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5 Questions About the Future of Philly’s Schools

Philadelphia City Council did something Thursday that it’s done a lot in recent years: voted to increase both taxes and education funding. Lawmakers expect to […]

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Surprise! Philly’s Commercial Property Taxes Are Pretty Damn Low

Study after study and politician after politician have said that Philadelphia’s taxes are way too high. But a new report by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy […]

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PSA: Mayor Nutter’s Property Tax Hike Would Only Cost You a Cheesesteak a Month

Say, can you spare a cheesesteak? A new ad from the city government says that Mayor Michael Nutter’s plan to raise property taxes by 9 percent would cost […]