The Cigarette Tax Is (Finally) Passed
— Amy Worden (@inkyamy) September 23, 2014
Assuming Gov. Corbett does sign the bill, as promised, that brings an end to the latest fiscal crisis afflicting Philly schools: The $2-a-pack cigarette tax is expected to generate $49 million this year and upwards of $70 million a year in future years for the city’s schools.
Why this couldn’t have happened in, say, late June? Nobody knows. We can’t have progress without a crisis, apparently.