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Darrell Clarke: Fund Philly Schools By Cracking Down on Tax Deadbeats

A Philadelphia lawmaker has a plan to fund the city’s schools and crack down on tax deadbeats at the same time. City Council President Darrell […]

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Philadium Shut Down

The Philadium has been shut down by the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Revenue for taxes owed. Michael Klein is reporting that the South Philadelphia […]

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What Tom Wolf Wants in His Big, Bold Budget — and What He’s Likely to Get

Gov. Tom Wolf‘s budget “contains the most ambitious and bold set of proposals in modern history.” That’s according to Terry Madonna, a political science professor […]

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Councilman Jones: Nutter’s Property Tax Hike Proposal a “Heavy Lift”

Before Mayor Michael Nutter even gave his final budget address Thursday, there were signs his plan to raise property taxes was on life support. Nutter is going […]

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Tom Wolf’s Incredible Plan to Overhaul Philly Taxes

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his first budget plan for Pennsylvania Tuesday, and it’s nothing if not ambitious. What got a little lost in the coverage of Wolf’s […]

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State Senators Art Haywood, Vincent Hughes Propose 8 Percent Shale Tax

Two Philadelphia-area Democrats have unveiled their plan to tax natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale. Sens. Art Haywood and Vincent Hughes announced their proposal […]

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The Brief: This Mayor’s Race Is Bad For Business

Yesterday in City Council, some of the leading advocates of lower wage and business taxes showed up at a hearing for Councilman David Oh’s quixotic […]

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Natural Gas Price Plummets, But Fracking Tax Still a Wolf Priority

States that depend on energy resources to power their economies and budgets are tightening their belts as the prices of oil and natural gas fall, […]

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Christine Flowers Defends U.S. Citizenship in New York Times

A week ago, the New York Times published an op-ed by Jonathan Tepper titled “Why I’m Giving Up My Passport.” The economist, who insists he […]

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Montco Township Facing $3.2 Million Deficit

Franconia Township, in Montgomery County near the border with Bucks, recently told its residents it had racked up $3.2 million in budget deficits since 2011. […]

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Airbender Movie Given Pa. Tax Credits for California Work

M. Night Shyamalan is a hometown boy: He has long favored shooting his movies in and around Philadelphia. The problem for his 2010 flick, The […]

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Councilwoman: Cigarette Tax Should Cover Vaping

Funny side effect of recent innovations in tobacco consumption: The city’s new $2-a-pack sales tax on cigarettes doesn’t apply to e-cigarettes — but Councilwoman Blondell […]

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Philadelphia Cigarette Tax Vote Delayed 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 […]

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Philadelphians, Suburbanites Are Ripping You Off

Philadelphians, you are being ripped off. No, not by the government. Nor the parking authority. Nor even the overpriced coffee shop on the corner. You’re being ripped […]

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City Hall Ends Effort to Collect Lap Dance Tax

The strip clubs of Philadelphia are once again safe from the tax man. For now. CBS Philly reports the Nutter administration has given up its […]