Philadelphia Cigarette Tax Vote Delayed Until Monday

The legislation allowing for a $2-a-pack cigarette tax, which would fund Philadelphia schools, will not be voted on by the House until Monday.

Don’t think the city cigarette tax is passing without another delay. A vote on the Philadelphia $2-a-pack cigarette tax, which moved closer to approval earlier this week, has now been put off by House Republican leaders until Monday, September 22nd.

The bill has been languishing since the summer, when an expected deal for passage of the cigarette tax to fund Philadelphia schools fell apart. Governor Corbett supports the tax and will sign it if it passes.

School district leaders say school cuts will have to be made if the cigarette tax is not in place by early October.